Chairman of the Small and Medium Enterprise Council, SMEC, Michael Maena says his committee is working around the clock to ensure deadlines are met.

Mr Maina, who is also Chairman of the Auki Trade and Cultural Show, stated that The 2007 Trade and Cultural show organizing committee hopes that things will be ready before the first of July.

He says that a team from the organizing committee will be stationed in Auki as from next week to oversee ground work on the proposed site.

Mr Maena says flyers, a stage, a tower and other equipment for this year's events have been secured from the Ministry of Commerce and will be shipped to Auki on the 21st of this month.

He says the working committee is confident that the proposed new Auki Market area will be converted into a beautiful village for the Trade and Cultural Show event before the program kicks off on July the first.