JICA funds major projects in WNB

Two major bridges along the New Britain Highway in West New Britain will soon be built.

A ground-breaking ceremony was held in WNB on Monday by visiting delegation from Japan which included  Japan’s Ambassador to PNG Satosh Nakajima.

The Ambassador was accompanied by Works Secretary David Wereh, his deputy operations Steven Pup and the regional Works manager John Sitapai.

The project was funded by JICA at a cost of K80 million.

WNB Governor Sasindran Muthuvel thanked the people of Japan through JICA for this massive project.

“We are thankful and grateful for this partnership with JICA and also grateful to works and Planning secretaries to successfully completing the negotiation with the contractors.”

The contract was awarded  to Dainippon, a leading Japanese firm.

“Work has started and it will greatly assist in oil palm development and economic activities in WNB,” says Muthuvel.                       

“We are blessed as this project comes in the midst of economic challenges in the country and thanked the Japanese Government for the confidence in WNB and PNG as a whole.”

Freddy Mou