K26m for market work

National, Normal

The National, Tuesday October 29th, 2013

 THE Japanese Government has approved a grant of K26 million for the rehabilitation of the Madang Market. 

That was made possible through an agreement between Foreign Affairs and Immigration Minister Rimbink Pato and Japan’s parliamentary senior vice-minister for foreign affairs, Norio Mitsuya, in Tokyo last Friday.

Pato was in Tokyo for the second ministerial interim meeting of the Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting that took place on Saturday.  

The project includes the reconstruction and repairing of the market building and facilities, including sanitation, exteriors and ice storage/sales facilities as well as car park and seawall.

“The new market is expected to promote economic growth through the sale of fish, agricultural produce and other commodities, including handicraft made by the local people,” a statement from the Japanese embassy said.