Agreement will see coffee farmers in Obura access road


FARMERS in Obura, Eastern Highlands, will now be able to bring coffee and other fresh produce to markets thanks to a contract signing for work to an access road.
The contract agreement for the rehabilitation of the 1.46km road from Tokena to Parera in Obura, was signed by the Coffee Industry Corporation Ltd (CIC) in Port Moresby on Thursday.
The contract was awarded to a local company, Diwanie Plant Hire Ltd, who won the bid for the K2.8 million project.
CIC acting chief executive officer Charles Dambui said the contract signing signified the start of the long-awaited construction of the feeder road in the Obura-Wonenana area, a first for CIC under its coffee access road project funded by the Government.
Dambui thanked the Government for the funding support and the National Procurement Commission (NPC) for ensuring proper and stringent measures were followed to reach the signing.
“We are grateful for the support of the Government and our partners for ensuring right processes were followed to reach this stage.”
He said the road once completed would enable people in the Tokena-Parera area to bring not only coffee to the markets but other vegetable crops as well as access other basic services such as health and education.
The contract is between the State represented by NPC and CIC with Diwanie Plant Hire Ltd, the contractor who will carry out the rehabilitation work of the Tokena-Parera road.
NPC board chairman Kenneth Thomson urged Diwanie Plant Hire Ltd to carry out the road rehabilitation within budget and on time as per the agreement signed.

One thought on “Agreement will see coffee farmers in Obura access road

  • Who is this Diwanie Plant Hire Ltd co????
    Don’t we have a legitimate contractor in Kainantu who can be awarded this contract rather then contractor from POM..,
    Hope this project does deliver otherwise it is just another boomerang.

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