Madang Province

Rural medical outreach to take place at Gama, Madang

The outreach program will take place from February 13-16 carried out by a five member team of medical doctors.

The medical team consists of two Americans, one eye specialist from Madang and two doctors from the Kundiawa General Hospital.

This is an initiative of 2016 Digicel PNG Foundation Men of Honour Community Ingenuity Awardee, Vincent Kumura.

Gama is one of the least developed areas of the Usino-Bundi District of Madang.

Kumura highlighted that the disadvantaged people there are in dire need of healthcare among other basic government services.

Tawai Track development on hold

The project is a community initiative of Vincent Kumura, the Digicel PNG Foundation Men of Honour and the Managing Director of the Snow Pass Eco-Lodge (SPEL) in Bundi.

His team will need about K50, 000 to develop a state-of-the-art tracking facility that meets the entire safety standard.

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

The track passes through some of the most breathtaking lookouts and views of the Ramu Valley, Mt. Wilhelm, Madang, Ramu Sugar, Goroka townships and many other notable sites.

Ramu LOs will get royalties, assures Chan

Chan made the assurance in Parliament on Friday when asked by Usino-Bundi MP, Anton Yagama.

Yagama said since the project began, tons in mineral exports have left their shores at Basamuk, however, to this date there has been no royalty.

He also queried when the outstanding K10 million would be paid to the landowners.

Chan said the Mineral Resources Authority (MRA) and project developers, Metallurgical Company of China (MCC), had recently agreed to pay landowners royalties.

Special Christmas gift for Puksak CBO in Usino LLG

The gift is aimed to support their livelihood.

The Christmas gift came in form of a box of cocoa seeds from World Vision in Madang. These hybrid cocoa seeds are tolerant to the destructive insect pest called cocoa pod borer, which had devastated most of the cocoa trees in their area thus affecting their income earning opportunities.

Local successfully alters plants’ genetic makeup

His beautiful garden fascinates travelers along that section of the road at Karkum village, in Sumgilbar LLG of Sumkar district in Madang.

Robert Batalo is amazingly full of smiles and a strong-willed person.

Although Batalo has never been to any agriculture school, he has successfully altered crops through his own style of breeding practices.

He has changed the genetic make-up of plants to develop crops with more beneficial characteristics. All these were done in the name of self-sufficiency, which only a handful of people in rural pockets of PNG master.

Madang former statesman passes away

Sir Angmai’s death this morning (Thursday, November 10) follows the death of former parliamentarians, Tom Pais and Stanley Pil, earlier this week.

Late Pais was former Madang regional member, while late Pil was Madang Open MP.

Many Madang town residents are in shock as sirens went blaring past the main Modilon road towards the Modilon Hospital.

Sir Angmai, who hails from Riwo village, was a member of the then House of Assembly and served with distinction during his term as an elected leader representing the Madang people.

School thanks mining company for airlifting exam papers

The school successfully completed the Grade 8 national examinations this week.

ERA Resources airlifted the exam papers to Yandera, a remote village at the foothills of Mt. Wilhelm in Bundi.

Headmaster of Yandera Primary, Raymond Sagolo said the school is a zone four disadvantaged school and thanked the mining company for the assistance.

Sagolo said getting to Madang town for any administration matters including picking up exam papers is very risky and has always been a very difficult challenge over the years.

Alleged ground crew confusion leads to flight delay, frustrations

Flight CG8572, en route to Wewak and Vanimo, was grounded at the Madang airport for two hours.

The flight's captain explained to passengers that, by law, they will not take off unless all passengers are accounted for and confirmed on the manifest.

The confusion started in Lae, Morobe Province, when the airline company's ground crew allegedly issued seat numbers that were already occupied by passengers from Port Moresby, bound for Madang, Wewak and Vanimo.

The Madang ground crew reportedly made the same mistake.

Madang bamboo band still alive and active

Sibut, who is known in Madang for his composition of Madangs popular number O Fatu has been at the forefront or organis

‘Operation Painim Graun na Planim Diwai’ to start in Madang

This was announced during the Madang Investment Summit recently by the acting managing director of the PNG Forest Authority, Goodwill Amos.

Amos says the tree planning operation is consistent with the National Government’s Vision 2050 and the 2009 National Forest Development Guidelines, to plant up to 800,000 hectares of trees by the year 2050.

The tree planting operation was highlighted as one of the plans by PNGFA for Madang Province.