More than 20,000 people from Jimi, in Jiwaka Province, will benefit from a 34-kilometre road upgrading project that was recently launched.
This project is part of Jimi Electorate’s 80-day action plan, to coincide with the National Government’s 100-Day work plan.
The project will cost Jimi District Development Authority K5 Million.
Last Thursday Jimi MP, Wake Goi, officiated at the ground breaking ceremony the 34km Karap to Kol road.
For Jimi people, it was their first time after 30 years to hold a ground breaking ceremony.
The K5 Million road upgrade project was awarded to Kaiaworks Civil Engineering Contractors, who are known for upgrading the Simbu section of the Highlands highway.
During the ground breaking ceremony, the local MP outlined his plan for 80 days of impact projects for Jimi electorate.
First was the upgrading of the Karap to Kol road, which will be delivered under the district development authority services funds.
The second impact project is to secure space for Grade 12 School Leavers at Teachers and Nursing colleges.
A rural health post, Tabibuka, will be upgraded to Rural Hospital.
Work has already started for those projects, but funding is still a concern for progress.
Three more Council wards have been created, and its first LLG President election will start at the end of this month.
Almost 85 per cent of Jimi’s population use air transport as their main mode of transport.
Goi said he wants to improve the roads in Jimi and make new roads to connect the vast and mountainous electorate.