The National, Wednesday 8th May 2013
By PISAI GUMAR
NEIGHBOURING Huon Gulf and Bulolo districts have agreed to share resources and work together on development projects benefitting people on the border.
The two districts share boundaries and economy activities such as the Wafi-Golpu project, Black Cat Track and Watut rafting.
Bulolo MP Sam Basil and Huon Gulf MP Ross Seymour signed a memorandum of understanding witnessed by district administrator Robin Bazinuc, the presidents of the two districts and programme managers.
Basil said communities living along district and provincial boundaries were sometimes neglected because of the confusion of which district should cater for their needs.
Officials from both districts will provide services and jointly attend to natural disasters when the needs arise.
“The pioneer project is the road and rural electrification link from Wagau, Buang to Salamaua with Huon Gulf providing the machineries and Bulolo meeting the cost,” Seymour said.
Watut president Waka Damond said Bulolo wanted to have a similar arrangement with the Menyamya district to assist communities from Keto and Hengwa in the Kapao council area but MP Benjamin Philip was hesitant.