This is the view of Central Province Governor Robert Agarobe in his recent address to Koiari villagers during the recent reopening of the Kokoda Trail after 2 weeks of closure.
For locals to fully benefit from the spin-off from the Kokoda Trail, airstrips within Central Province must be operational. This will enable the flow of services into the remote parts of the province.
“It will take too long for road links to reach the people. Airstrips are the cheapest way,” Governor Agarobe told the people.