Prime Minister, Peter O’Neill on Friday launched the ground breaking ceremony of a K400 Million hospital project which will be built in Enga Province.
The hospital has been designed by an American Architect. It will be the new Enga Provincial Hospital.
Those who attended the ceremony were Chief Secretary Isaac Lupari, other senior departmental heads, the Chinese Ambassador to PNG, Xue Bing including Enga Governor, Sir Peter Ipatas and sitting Wabag MP, Robert Ganim.
The Prime Minister told the people of Enga Province to have continuity of their Members of Parliament for Papua New Guinea (PNG) to change.
O’Neill blamed the past government for mismanaging the trust account and not putting it into good use. PNG and China are the largest trading partners in the Pacific.
Currently, 40 Chinese companies are investing in PNG in Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries.
Chinese Ambassador, Xing Bing said this partnership between PNG and China is to significantly improve the livelihood of the people.
The new hospital is a project by China Import and Export Bank and will be constructed by Chinese Company.
Since 2012, Enga Province has seen tangible developments in Education, Roads and Infrastructure and Health.
This was one of Sir Peter Ipatas’s visions to make Enga Province become the Education and Health hub for PNG.
Since 2013 when O’Neill came into power, K165 Million was spent on Enga’s Free Education.
This has prompted Sir Peter Ipatas to join People’s National Congress Party.
Meanwhile, some major hospitals in the Country are running out of drugs and medical consumables.
Health Secretary, Pascoe Kase said that medicines have arrived already in PNG and medical suppliers are beginning to supply them.