Governor Sasindran Muthuvel

Talasea MP confident in change

Maneke said even though his portfolio was removed, he is assured that West New Britain will be expecting more developments in the near future.

The Talasea MP said major projects in the district that have been neglected by previous leaders will now rejuvenated and given priority.

He stated that Prime Minister Peter O’Neill has been asked to give priority to West New Britain as it is the only province that has contributed a lot to the government coffers from the oil palm industry.

K100,000 for WNB rugby team

The governor was happy for the provincial government to throw support towards the franchise team board as it makes preparation for its bid to field in a provincial team for the Digicel Cup competition.

The presentation was made at the Kimbe Rugby League ground in the presence of the board members, Kimbe Rugby League Association executives, teams and the public.

Muthuvel, delivering a short speech, says this is a very good initiative to have a team in a bigger competition given the province’s capacity in good sporting facilities it now has.

Digitec launches branch in Kimbe

The launch started with the blessing and dedication of their new office at Malama building by Catholic Bishop, William Bill Fey.

The blessings was witnessed by WNB Governor, Sasindran Muthuvel, Digitec CEO Nirmal Signh, Managing Director Nishith Muchhala, the NBPOL Management and other corporate houses.

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WNB homes to enjoy electricity

WNB Governor Sasindran Muthuvel told Loop PNG that preparations are on the way to implement this massive project.

Muthuvel thanked the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for coordinating $ US 5 million (K16.23 million) for the project.

The project will be funded by the New Zealand and Japan governments.

Muthuvel said the houses will be connected with power with easypay meters.

He added that the mini-hydro  scheme at Lobo will also be upgraded to 1.5megawatts.

Major projects in store WNB

Muthuvel said WNB is in his heart despite criticisms and will continue to bring services to the rural areas.

He said major projects will be taking place after the visit by delegates from IFC, World Bank and Asia Development Bank to the province recently.

“One of the major project was the awarding of a contract to a leading Japanese firm to build Aum and Kapiura bridges  at a massive cost of K84m by JICA,” says Muthuvel

He clarified that these funds are not loans but grants.

Governor Muthuvel continues to develop WNB

Governor Muthuvel alongside the Central Bank Governor Loi Bakani accompanied delegates from the IFC, World Bank and Asia Development Bank into the province recently.

The delegates were in the province to inspect various ADB Projects.

The projects include Hoskins Airport, 66kv power line Project from Bialla to Kimbe, 12 Bridges along the New Britain Highway, the bio gas plant generating 3megawatts power at Mosa and the Kumbango and oil mill operations.

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Muthuvel also thanked Prime Minister Peter O’Neill for having confidence and appointing one of WNB MP as a minister in the Cabinet.

"I am sure he will head on with the current challenges we are facing and get all our students back to University and save their academic year and bring relieve to many parents , Provincial Governments and DDAs," says Mutuel.

The other changes of portfolios in the cabinet includes Malakai Tabar appointed as Minister for Transport and Nixon Duban appointed as Minister for Petroleum and Energy.

Protest planned in WNB

Organised by prominent leader Caspar Reure, the march has been gaining wide support from people of West New Britain.

The three main issues that will be highlighted include the legality of Asians doing businesses in the province, Provincial Health Authority to conduct inspection on all fast-food outlets and for the provincial government to appoint a Town Planner.

In the West New Britain Community Forum on the social media Facebook, more than 500 people have shown their support for the peaceful protest march.