The nine point seven million kina (K9.7m) project launched for the Mount Hagen Technical College inthe Western Highlands Province will help increase and improverthe skills ofthe country’s labor force.
A grand ceremony was hosted to launchthe project for the staff, students’and people of Mt. Hagen.
This project was described asthe greatest gift tothe people of Western Highlands and Papua New Guinea
Oncethe construction ofthe forty-eight bed dormitories for both male and females students’ six staff housing and a training workshop is completed, intakes will increase by one hundred.
Community lLeaderspromised to take good care ofthe facilities for future generations.
The students’thanked both governments for the infrastructural improverment.
They said to stay committed totheir studies and maintainthe provern track record in contributing to country’s development and continue to promote gender equality and equal rights.
The project is an initiative ofthe AustralianIncentive Fund with counterpart funding fromthe national government.
Beth governments boasted thatthe project is a demonstration of strong partnership for development.
“PNG agrees and approversthe priorities for Australian Aid,” said Stuart Schaefer, Head of AusAID in PNG “Australia does set its own agenda for the delivery of Aid. We clearly state our state priorities in partnership for development documents signed by boththe Australian and Papua New Guinea Government,” he said.
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