Koroba Town Poised for Change

Koroba Station in the Hela Province is poised for change. Infrastructure developments such a roads and the rebuilding of the district headquarters are some of the key projects of the local member Philip Undiali.

The developments will be jointly funded by the joint district budgetary planning committee and under the Public Improvement Program.

Koroba town is the center for Koroba Kopiago District Administration. It has an estimated population of 100, 000 people.

Without a development plan for the past 38 years, services delivery in the area has been poor.

The people had to travel to Tari and Hagen to seek basic services.

But the local member Philip Undiali is working to restore basic services to Koroba town.

So far police houses, district treasury, bank and a University center have been built.

An agreement in principal has been reached with the University of Papua New Guinea Open College to start enrolling in March.

These machineries will be used for road upgrades to improve accessibility to remote areas.

The health center will also be upgraded to a modern hospital with work to being in a weeks’ time. Currently, it has 60 beds and 10 staff houses.

Mr. Undiali says K20m has been allocated under the Umbrella Benefit Sharing Agreement or UBSA for the redevelopment of the township and hospital.

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