Help needed to complete Tawai Track

Developer of one of Papua New Guinea’s upcoming tourist sites, the Tawai Track in Eastern Highlands Province, is in need of funding to complete construction of the track

This eco-tourism project is an initiative of Vincent Kumura, the Digicel PNG Foundation Men of Honour and the Managing Director of the Snow Pass Eco-Lodge in Bundi.

This 15 km track offers an alternative for tourists who would like to track to Madang Province from EHP.

In hiking from Madang to Eastern Highlands Province, the track starts at Pomie Village, Upper Bundi and ends at first Kongi, Asaro.

A 32-man team from Kongi in Asaro and Bononi in Bundi are involved in the construction work and are now taking a weeks break.

It will take about four months to fully build a well-constructed track meeting all safety standards.

Kumura said the Minister for Tourism Tobias Kulang is well aware of the eco-tourism and conservation efforts at the BUNDI/Bismarck Range.

He said however Kulang hasn't responded yet although he has had, on several occasions pledged to support the project.

SPEL will develop tracking management policy guidelines regarding environmental conservation, waste management, maintenance, fines, track fees and charges, security, mappings, transit cabins and first aid posts.

The track is planned to be completed by the end of the year and should be ready for the official launching at Kongi, Asaro in 2017.



Quintina Naime