By Stanley Ove Jr, EM TV – Port Moresby
The Yangoru-Saussia District in East Sepik Province is preparing to host a number of international investors to undertake feasibility studies on the Sepik Plains Economic Zone.
Critical infrastructure like roads, electricity, water and law and order are currently being developed and are set to be complete in the remaining weeks of the year.
Roads, for the first time in 18 years, have been given a major facelift, as they will play a vital role in connecting people to services and investors to the project.
Electricity and water are other projects that will be developed throughout the district. Major construction by Water PNG is currently underway at Yangoru-Station, with rural electrification projects already launched last month.
The water project will be complete in the next two weeks.
Member for Yangoru-Saussia and Commerce, Trade and Industry Minister, Richard Maru, said these infrastructure developments are support services. Maru said these services would help investors to commence operations in the district.
“All in all infrastructure for these major developments are being put in place including land mobilisation, sealing of roads, building of a district hospital, new schools and the establishment of a bank and supermarket amongst others are also planned. These will service the needs of the investors and the people,” Maru said.