Bypass for affected North Coast villages

Police Minister and Gazelle MP Jelta Wong has provided assistance to disaster affected villages along North Coast, restoring normalcy for people in his electorate.

This follows recent heavy rain, showers and thunderstorms causing flooding and landslides associated with the monsoon trough in East New Britain.

On Thursday (Feb 21) Wong engaged road machinery and using his personal funds, paid for fuel drums. He directed East New Britain provincial works technical team on site and created a bypass to allow local businesses and commuters to use the road again.

This particular road section called Ramark at Putanagororoi village in Livuan-Reimber LLG was cut off, forming a large road cave. This is a vital road link between Kerevat that accommodates national institutions such as NARI, PNGCCI, PNGUNRE, Kerevat jail and Rabaul.

Topilit Polos, a local in the area, welcomed the bypass because he believed in tangible services for the people.

Minister Wong plans to upgrade the north coast road highway from a provincial road to a national road as it requires urgent attention and a larger scale budget for rehabilitation of roads and bridges.

He said he appreciates working closely with the other ENB Parliamentarians to assist the province in this time of natural disaster.

Press release