Oil Palm Developer Million Plus Corporation and landowner company LaKa Forest Development Limited have joined hands to build two sub-health centres in the villages of Kumin and Kandas in the Konoagil LLG of New Ireland province.
A ground-breaking ceremony was held recently in Bakok village on the east coast near Namatanai.
The Chief Executive Officer of LaKa, Walter Schnaubelt, who officially took part in ceremony, said the planning and construction of the two sub-health centres would cost a total of K500,000 and would be compliant with the requirements of the National Department of Health.
“I have negotiated with the developer to fund the construction of the temporary sub-health centres because of [a] lack of critical health needs faced by the people. They have long being neglected of this essential basic government service. This is how serious the developer is,” said the CEO.
Meanwhile, LaKa Forest Development Limited, through Schnaubelt, also purchased two Lucas sawmills to assist in cutting timber for the construction of the two centres, as well as a residence for doctors and nurses.