Abau gets K3m for projects

Normal, Papua

DEPUTY Prime Minister and Abau MP Sir Puka Temu has presented more than K3 million for community projects in the district.
The K3,799,215.46 cheque was derived from the special support grants (SSG), district support improvement programme funds (DSIP) and the RESI programme.
The money has been allocated to various projects to be conducted by the local contractors and service providers.
A total of K747,074.97 was presented to projects in the Amazon Bay including water tanks for 17 villages in the Bay and cost of installing the tanks; fabricated kit homes for education officers in the LLG ; and classroom maintenance for elementary schools for Irumaga, Nabai, Nunumai, Mogubo, Kurere Asiaro, Wouoro, Geaone and Unevi.
Aroma Coast received K390,000 for projects including maintenance of Upulima health centre (K40,000); new aid posts at Wairavanua (K30,000), Wanigela (K80,000), and Waro Iruone (K80,000); double classrooms for Kupiano Elementary School (K80,000), and Waiori (K80,000).
Cloudy Bay received K708, 873.58 for projects including Baramatta road maintenance (K116,441); new classroom for Baramatta Elementary School (K9,832.58); Baramatta Primary School (K100,000); maintenance for Moreguina health centre (K269,800); construction of Tutubu Elementary School (K80,800); new library for Moreguina Primary (K97,800); maintenance for Gohodae Adventist Primary School (K20,000); and Baramatta Adventist Church 66th anniversary (K15,000).
Meanwhile, the
RESI allocation of K1,657,667.70 was for the maintenance of Ianu High School in the Cloudy Bay LLG and K295,599.15 from SSG for the upgrading of the Kupiano market in Aroma LLG.
Sir Puka said he was happy to present the cheques and urged the contractors to kick-start the various projects, and those currently underway, and complete them.
He thanked district administrator Apatia Puri and his team, the joint district planning and budget committee, in ensuring the funds for community projects.
Sir Puka also conveyed his acknowledgement to the National Government to its continued support for the rural population as reflected in the recently passed 2010 Budget.