Prime Minister Dr. Derek Sikua says his administration is aiming at bringing in 30,000 foreign tourists and visitors into the country before his government folds in 2010.

Prime Minister Sikua made the statement while visiting the Ministry of Tourism and Culture headquarters and its divisions in Hoinara last week.

The visit is part of the Prime Minister's visitations to Government Ministries and their Divisions.

Dr. Sikua says he is confident the target will be reached if the staff of the Ministry of Tourism and Culture continue to support their Minister, Seth Gukuna.

Dr. Sikua says the Tourism industry has surpassed the 10-thousand tourist/visitor target for 2008 and is obvious that Minister Sukuna has received great support from his ministry.

He says the number of tourist arrivals had reached a remarkable 17-thousand last year.

The Prime Minister says should the trend be maintained over the next twelve months, the 30-thousand tourist/visitor target can be easily reached.

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