O’Neill talks up plan to develop East Sepik

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By GYNNIE KERO in Wewak
PRIME Minister Peter O’Neill has assured the people of East Sepik that the Government will help fund infrastructure and agriculture projects in the province.
He told the crowd gathered at the Somare Stadium in Wewak yesterday that they were proud and hardworking people who had helped develop their province and others around the country.
He launched the redevelopment of the Wewak General Hospital worth K300 million, and the construction of a School of Nursing at the Divine Word University Kaindi campus.
O’Neill told the people that the Government planned to extend Wewak port and Boram airport, rehabilitate the Sepik Highway and Wewak town roads.
Health Minister Sir Puka Temu handed out cheques totalling K13 million to the four districts to establish district hospitals.
East Sepik Governor Allan Bird assured O’Neill of the people’s commitment to work hard, focusing on agriculture projects and contributing to the national purse.
Meanwhile, O’Neill has wished the people of Papua New Guinea a happy 43 years of Independence.
He told The National that he started the Independence celebration in Wewak yesterday.
He will join the celebration at Independence Hill in Port Moresby on Sunday.

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