K7.8m worth of projects

National, Normal

The National, Wednesday February 26th, 2014

 KOKOPO district, in East New Britain, has rolled out K7.8 million worth of projects from its district services improvement programme funds for 2013, Governor Ereman Tobaining says.

He told public servants during a dedication service in Kokopo on Sunday that most of the projects were completed.

Tobaining, who is Kokopo MP, said some projects would be completed this year. 

“This is a sign of effective service delivery at district level,” he said.

Tobaining said the K500,000 district support grant was rolled out and 60% of the funding supported the work of churches in the district.

“We will continue to support the work of churches because they are an important partner for development under the public private partnership concept,” he said.

Tobaining said the district’s focus was on economic growth and plans were in place to establish two small towns at Ramoaina in Duke of York and Bitapaka. K300,000 has already been allocated to this.

“But we must free up a lot of land,” he said.

He said under the land mobilisation programme, the Kokopo-Tokua corridor would be developed. 

Treasurer Don Poyle has committed another K5 million for feasibility studies.