Authority to build K5.7mil jetty in Milne Bay


THE National Fisheries Authority (NFA) will build a jetty and a fish market in Esa’ala, Milne Bay, to support fisheries and economic activities.
NFA deputy managing director John Chris Dotson said the project would cost more than K5.7 million.
The project was awarded using the normal government procurement process to Caveman Construction in November.
“The Works Department will provide supervision roles.
“This project was initially requested by the district in 2019 through the NFA.
“After conducting due diligence, the NFA approved it as a major impact project for the people of Esa’ala.
“The NFA has already issued a letter of commencement to the contractor thus mobilisation will take place soon.”
As part of a project site inspection led by Dotson, the contractor and the provincial works department, project engineers visited the project site last with district authority representatives.
He said the NFA would work with the districts to build infrastructure such as wharves, jetties, markets and cold storages for the people.
Acting district chief executive officer Nickson Kemesi thanked NFA for the jetty and market projects.
He said the project would impact the lives of coastal communities in the province.