Madang market to get K25m facelift

National, Normal

The National, Thursday August 1st, 2013


THE main market in Madang town will soon get a K25.4 million facelift.

The project is a joint initiative of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the National Fisheries Authority (NFA).

Officials from the two organisations signed an agreement in Port Moresby yesterday for the project to start mid next year.

NFA managing director Sylvester Pokajam said JICA built the Wewak market in 2009 and would undertake the Madang market rehabilitation.

“This will be an economic impact project at the grassroots level for the communities to engage in selling their products at a better standard facility this includes a jetty that will be a boat stop for fishermen to unload their catch,” he said.

JICA adviser Kaneko Kenji said the Japan government agency was keen to assist and improve the standard of the market to help the local people.

“This is a sign of strong bilateral ties between the two countries and JICA will continue to help PNG with other projects to further strengthen the relationship,” he said.