The National, Wednesday July 17th, 2013
By SONIA KENU
THE Gulf provincial government has given K500,000 to Water PNG’s Kerema water supply project.
Gulf Governor Havila Kavo presented the cheque yesterday and welcomed Water PNG’s engagement in the project that will begin before the end of the year.
Kavo called on the Government to help support the project because it was time the people of Gulf were provided with decent water.
“We didn’t have problems with water because people depended on rain catchment and the rivers we are blessed with,” he said.
Water PNG’s acting manager, public investment programme, Ila Renagi said the project would go through three stages beginning with phase one soon after all paper work had been completed.
“The project will supply water to Kerema, including the hospital, provincial administration office, Kerema High School and residential areas.
Water PNG acting chief executive Raka Taviri said they were keen to complete the project.
“The biggest challenge we face with project implementation is the land issue,” Taviri said.
“We appeal to all our leaders to take responsibility so that projects are not stopped along the way. We are grateful for this partnership and your leadership in dealing with land issue.”
Provincial administrator Marc Avai said the provincial government would ensure that the project was completed.
“Water supply is a priority because it has been a hurdle in the past years where our public servants have been affected,” Avai said.