Nali seeks partnership with remote districts to expand road services


WORKS Minister Michael Nali has encouraged remote districts throughout the country to partner with his department to improve road accessibility.
He said this in Port Moresby yesterday during a partnership agreement signing between Works and Koroba-Lake Kopiago district development authority (KDDA) in Hela.
“I am encouraging other remote districts in our country to also come on board and partner with the Works Department,” Nali said.
“This is to ensure we can be able to share resources, expertise and machinery to get district roads fixed at the lowest cost possible.
“My concern is that at least there is road accessibility in every district.
“Works Department has the technical capacity and the plants.
“With such partnership arrangements with remote districts, we can be able to do basic maintenance and provide greater accessibility.”
Koroba-Lake Kopiago MP Petrus Thomas said his district development authority would make available K1 million to Works for maintenance and rehabilitation of the road from Koroba to Kopiago.
The agreement was signed by Works Secretary David Wereh and the chief executive of Koroba-Lake Kopiago district development authority, Johnson Hagua.
Wereh said that five rural districts have come on board and signed partnership agreements with Works, with Koroba-Lake Kopiago being the sixth.