Prime Minister James Marap

PM Urges ESP to pursue agriculture

He made the call at Mengar in Wewak on Thursday, April 14th 2022 when launching the K500 million Wewak International Port. 

PM Marape said all the efforts of the people of East Sepik in agriculture would be wasted if there was no port to take their produce to international markets.

He said his vision was to establish formal trade links with Indonesia. The new port would be a catalyst for that.

He said Papua New Guinea, through East Sepik, is one of the largest vanilla producers in the world with a lot of that crossing the land border to Indonesia.

Mendi-Tari Road Launched

The Prime Minister did the groundbreaking ceremony witnessed by Government Ministers and Southern Highlands provincial leaders.

Construct Oceanic, a nationally owned company and Ipwenz Construction have been contracted to do the road sealing for a period of five years. Construct Oceanic is working from Mendi towards Margarima while Ipwenz Construction is working from Margarima to Ambua, outside of Tari.