The launch of a 10 million kina rehabilitation project launched at Oro Bay, in the Northern province, is expected to increase trade and investment opportunities for the people of the province.
PNG Ports Board Member Patrick Amini said the project has been awarded to Curtain Brothers, and is scheduled to be completed in about 6 months’ time.
Governor Gary Juffa urged government to increase their annual budget allocation so that these opportunities could be grasped by the people, to better their lives.
The Oro Bay in the Northern Province is the 16th economic corridor in the country.
This Port, once rehabilitated, will open the flood gates to more trade and investment opportunities that will transform the Northern Province for the better.
It was a day worth celebrating.
The Prime Minister and his delegation of ministers were special guests at the launching on Thursday.
During the launching, Governor Gary Juffa spoke confidently of the potential his province to contribute to the country’s economy through forestry, fishery and agricultural projects.
He urged Prime Minister Peter O’Neill and his cabinet to increase his annual budget to make these projects come to effect as soon as possible.
The project costs 10 million kina.
Curtin Brothers will be reconstructing the western Trestles which collapsed in December last year and will extend the eastern trestle.
Mr. O’Neill urged the local leaders to work in unison to improve the lives of their people.
He said the national government has invested heavily in the local level and provincial governments, and it is incumbent upon the leaders to oversee that the funds are used for the greater good of all.