by Jack Lapauve Jr – EM TV, Port Moresby
The people of Komo-Magarima in Hela Province will now be linked through the construction of two major road projects in the district.
On Tuesday, a ground breaking ceremony was held at Komo Station to signify the commencing of the construction of the Komo-Hulia and Komo-Bosavi road projects.
Komo-Magarima MP, Francis Potape said the roads are a big achievement development-wise, which will cut down the timely and expensive exercise of going around the Tari-Pori electorate. He said people for Komo and Bosavi will access government services anytime once the road is set for use.
The local MP was commended for his vision by Hela Governor Anderson Agiru, who says the provincial government has fully pledged to support the programs with funding. “This change is due for the people of Komo who are landowners of the LNG project,” said Agiru.
The two roads come at cost of K15 million, with funding from the provincial government and Department of Works, along with support from the Komo-Magarima district.
Contractor Hela Builders will join hands with the Works Department to commence the road project, starting next week.