O’Neill pays homage to Sir Mick


PRIME Minister Peter O’Neill joined hundreds of mourners at the funeral of the late Sir Michael Curtain in Townsville.
Speaking after the service, O’Neill paid homage to the Curtain Brothers founder.
“It is with sadness that we come together to mourn the loss of a true infrastructure pioneer,” he said.
“Many of our people looked up to him as a great business leader. The number of people who have travelled from Papua New Guinea to be here today is an indication of the respect carried by Sir Mick. A man of vision, he could look at a landscape and see how it would be transformed by infrastructure.
“He was not a man to boast or to brag, but with a few words he would get on with the job. During our five years in Government, Curtain Brothers has been an important partner in our infrastructure delivery.”
O’Neill highlighted the contribution Sir Michael had made to development and strengthening skills around the country.
“Sir Mick gave thousands of people jobs and developed their skills, and helped millions to have better lives through improved roads, bridges and other infrastructure.
“Now, after his passing his work can be seen every day around us in the infrastructure he built and this will remain for hundreds of years.
“Not many people can pass from this world and leave so many monuments to their life’s work.”

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