Road to link electorate

Highlands

ONE of the most populated areas in the Wapenamanda electorate in Enga, Tsak Valley, will be connected to the main Highlands Highway when a new Bailey bridge at Tale River is completed next month.
The 30,000 people of Tsak valley are now enjoying a better road network which has been impassable over many years.
Last Friday, Japanese ambassador to PNG Morio Matsumoto and his delegation accompanied by Foreign Affairs and Immigration Minister and Wapenamanda MP Rimbink Pato inspected the bridge and other project sites in the electorate.
Matsumoto told a huge crowd present that: “This bridge will not only connect the Tsak valley people to the rest of PNG but also with the people of Japan.”
Pato thanked the government of Japan for these important infrastructures to ensure the people in his electorate get the best.
The bridge was funded by the Japanese government.
The people from surrounding areas including public servants came in numbers to witness the occasion when it was official announced by Pato that the bridge would be named after a local influential leader of the Yambaran tribe Erico Kaloko
Matsumoto later opened the Timin Bridge just three kilometres outside of Wapenamanda town.
Both bridges cost about K1.75 million and the Wapenamanda district development authority contributed K250,000.

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