Haoda plans for city of tourism

Normal, Papua

The National, Monday 20th August, 2012

CENTRAL Governor Kila Haoda is passionate about creating the Central City project into a “city of tourism”.
Haoda, who was given the chairmanship of the Central City project committee, said this during a meeting with four of the open parliamentarians and administrative staff of the provincial government last week.
“My ultimate vision for the Central City project is to turn it into a ‘city of tourism’,” Haoda said.
He believes it will create an identity for the people of the province.
“The four open MPs have expressed delight and their commitment to work with the government of the day in making the Central City project a reality,” he said.
“I know it is a difficult task, however, with the commitment and support of the government of which three of our Open MPs are part of, we can pull this off.”
He emphasised the need for all MPs from the province and the administration to work together.
Haoda was given brief on what the provincial administration had done over the past 10 years as well as some of their functions and funding constraints.
He said he would like legislation to link provincial government entities such as the Central Province Development Corporation and Central Province Transport Authority.
Provincial administrator Manaseh Rapila expressed excitement at working with Haoda.
“I am excited with Governor Haoda, especially with the business background.”