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Queensland Rangers To Help Repair Kokoda Track

Image: Tourism Minister Tobias Kulang and Queensland National Parks Minister,Steven Miles signing the agreement in Australia.

More improvements is expected to happen to repair the iconic Kokoda Track in Northern Province.

This follows a signing between the Kokoda Track Authority and Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service.

Nine rangers from Queensland will work with KTA staff to maintain key sections of the track, and keep its historical significance.

Tourism Minister, Tobias Kulang and Queensland National Parks Minister, Steven Miles signed the agreement in Australia.

Kokoda Track will celebrate its 75th Anniversary this year.

“This is a very exciting project for all involved. The Kokoda Track is such a significant part of Papua New Guinea and Australia’s wartime history, and the work also provides an opportunity to learn skills from each other,” Dr. Miles said.

This agreement follows efforts by the Kokoda Track Authority to ensure a track maintenance program was underway in time for the start of the 2017 trekking season.

The work by the PNG and Queensland rangers will be complemented by footbridge repairs and construction at river crossings along the track.

 

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