Australian projects in Manus still on: Posong


MANUS provincial administrator Andrew Posong says projects funded by the Australian government under the agreement to build the Australian offshore refugee processing centre in the province are progressing well.
Posong told The National yesterday: “We have the road upgrading and sealing from Momote Airport to Lorengau town and hopefully it will be completed before the end of the year.
“We also have the new provincial police headquarters and other health and education programmes continuing. So projects under the agreement are going well,” he said.
“I understand that the agreement has been reviewed and will continue into 2018.”
Posong said the Supreme Court decided that the centre was illegal, unconstitutional and ordered it to be closed.
“That’s beyond us and based on that decision, both the governments of Papua New Guinea and Australia are working to come up with an amicable solution,” he said.
“Business training for our locals under this package are also continuing. We appreciate the Australian government for their support.”

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