The Japanese government has given 48-road construction machinery as Aid to the National Government at the Morobe Provincial Works Workshop in Lae today.
The aid comes from the Japanese people in recognition of PNG’s help during the Earthquake disaster, three years ago.
Works Minister, Francis Awesa, says the aid is in line with the government’s goal in improving infrastructure in rural districts of the country.
While speaking at the presentation of the machinery costing over K38 million, the Japanese Ambassador to PNG, Hiroharo Iwasaki spoke of the intent of the aid.
The Japanese help comes after PNG gave help toward a disastrous earthquake three years ago. The Ambassador stressed that the equipment must be taken care.
The aid also falls in line with the government’s resent move to better-equipped Works divisions in districts, by creating districts authorities.
Some machines will stay in Morobe and several will go to Western Highlands, West New Britain and the East Sepik.
Works Minister, Fransic Awesa who also spoke at the ceremony, made it clear that this aid shows that the Japan is the first to identify the move by the government as an impact move for districts to benefit.
Minister Awesa says as support comes in from partners, MP’S must allocate money from district funds to build their Works divisions.
He also mentioned that such roads, as the Usino- Madang road, would be fixed before the machines are transported to East Sepik.
The yellow paint of the Civil Works will once again be seen at rural districts to show that, the Government is there to finally end the neglect to roads.
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