The National, Friday 26th April 2013
By ABIGAIL APINA
CROSS provincial visits provide interesting insights into development issues and how they are being tackled in each province.
An executive team from New Ireland found this to be true following a visit to neighbouring East New Britain recently.
New Ireland Governor Sir Julius Chan said of the trip: “We have had a chance to examine a number of developments that have given us additional ideas for improving the quality of life in New Ireland.”
The team was made up of the provincial executive council and senior public servant from the provincial administration.
The team visited Warongoi Township where they received a full briefing from former Gazelle MP Sinai Brown regarding the design, implementation and operation of the township.
The Warangoi Township is known for a variety of local businesses and services including post office, cash crop buying points and banking services.
Sir Julius said the team was very impressed with the township and learned a considerable amount of ideas and information that will be helpful in designing similar townships in New Ireland.
It is understood that NIPG delegation has endorsed the Rangalis township proposal for Sentral New Ireland near Konos.
The team also visited Rabaul town to view the ship yards and slipways where mv Akalai and mv Autonomy are currently undergoing dry-docking and 300 hour maintenance.
The delegation also inspected Rabaul and Kokopo markets to get ideas on how to improve Kavieng and Namatanai markets.
They also conducted a provincial implantation committee and provincial executive council meeting at Rapopo Resort in Kokopo.
The delegation left the province on Wednesday to Lihir Island for a full briefing with the stakeholders of New Crest Mining including the Nimamar local level government administration.