The East New Britain provincial government has admitted that it hasn’t done much to maintain roads in the province because of financial constraints.
Governor, Nakikus Konga says his provincial government is aware of the worsening road condition and is seeking other alternatives to maintain it.
Konga says the provincial government will partner with the Zen Niugini, a Malaysian oil palm developer that is managing huge portions of oil palm plantations in the Baining area.
He says the oil palm developer will be filling in voids that are being left unattended by the provincial government.
This includes building roads into the inaccessible regions in the province.
The governor says Zen Niugini has shown positive results in delivering road infrastructures, something that successive government has failed to provide in many years.
Konga’s comments come following numerous backlash from the public who are blaming the provincial government for failing to deliver road infrastructures to the people.