By ELIZABETH VUVU
RABAUL MP Dr Allan Marat has urged business houses in his electorate to work closely with the district administration on proposals aimed at enhancing economic activities.
He said this last week in a meeting with business house representatives which was described by the East New Britain (ENB) Chamber of Commerce as cordial and timely.
Chamber president Nick Lyons reported to other business houses that Dr Marat had raised matters which clearly indicated the MP’s wish to be involved in helping to resolve problems and issues raised by
Rabaul district administrator Wilson Matava thanked the chamber for recently raising various issues on Rabaul such as roads and drainage.
Dr Marat discussed the deteriorating conditions of the road network within the town area and the surrounding villages of Nodup, Korere and Nonga.
The meeting also discussed the appalling road conditions and drainage system, the state of the Rabaul wharf silt traps and the Kokopo-Rabaul Road.
Business houses were encouraged by Dr Marat to bring to the district’s attention any proposals that they felt had the potential to increase economic development, employment opportunities or social benefits.
Also discussed were agricultural development and the National Government’s private-public partnership initiative which was seen as a need for improved technical education in Rabaul.