Bad bridge cuts off community

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PEOPLE at two remote villages in the Imbonggu district of Southern Highlands are calling on the authorities to fix a footbridge they depend on which was damaged during February’s earthquake.
The bridge runs across the Lai River in the Lower Mendi local-level government and connects Mil-Werip and Pinj villages.
Village leader Jacob Till called on the provincial government and the Imbonggu district development authority to rebuild the footbridge.
“Our school children are affected and farmers can no longer transport their garden produce to sell at the markets.”
He said it took a lot of time, effort and money to build the bridge.
“This footbridge is our lifeline and we need help to ensure that it is properly maintained and structures are safe by preventing problems before they happen.”

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