By Sasha Pei-Silovo – EM TV Online
Founder of Lae Biscuit Company, Sir Henry Francis Chow, Kt. O.B.E, was on hand to personally meet team Autonomous Region of Bougainville as they disembarked from MV Chebu upon arriving in Lae for the 6th BSP PNG Games.
Sir Henry welcomed the team at the Lae wharf in his ‘Chebu Building’ in what was described as a heartfelt gesture that Bougainvilleans will cherish. For a man of his standing, it shows how much heart he has for the people of AROB.
The team was overjoyed to also see that Sir Henry had a fleet of Lae Biscuit buses and trucks waiting to transport them to St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, the ‘official base’ of the team.
One of Sir Henry’s companies, Hakau Investment, will also provide catering services to team Autonomous Region of Bougainville for the next two weeks.
Part of the Bougainville contingent comprising 370 athletes travelled to Lae on MV Chebu arriving on Friday. The trip was MV Chebu’s maiden voyage, signifying the born of a new era in Bougainville’s sea transport sector.
MV Chebu, dubbed the flagship of Bougainville is partly owned by Sir Henry, who is the major sponsor for team AROB at the 6th BSP PNG Games in Lae.