Telefomin: New Communications Tower Underway

The people of Bimin, in the Telefomin District of West Sepik Province, will soon have improved communication.

Member responsible Solan Mirisim, through his DSIP funds, presented a cheque of K500, 000 to Digicel PNG for the second tower to be constructed in the district.


The communications tower at Bimin will now prevent people from walking for long hours to make or receive calls.


Communication has always been a challenge for Telefomin District, due to its difficult mountainous terrain, making it one of the most remote Districts, only accessible by air.


Telefomin MP Solan Mirisim, through his Joint District Planning and Budget Priorities Committees, has allocated funding to provide communication towers for the four LLG’s of the District.


In the presence of his committee members, Mr. Mirisim presented K500, 000 for the construction of a communications tower for the people of Bimin in the Oksapmin LLG of Telefomin District.


Digicel PNG’s Government Relations Director, Gary Seddon, said the idea is to provide coverage to areas of mass population so that people don’t have to walk for hours to make or receive calls.


He said that apart from voice-calls, Digicel PNG wants to provide services such as E-Libraries to remote schools in the country similar to schools in Telefomin District.


Currently, there are four communication towers in the District with plans to purchase about five.

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