Projects given to provincial governments, Sode says

The National,Friday July 1st, 2016

FORMER PNG Sustainable Development Program chief executive officer David Sode says millions of kina worth of projects that PNGSDP was working on were handed over to provincial government agencies after its operations were stopped in 2013.
Sode said he was not sure what had happened to these projects since their operations stopped after the State’s expropriation of Ok Tedi Mining Ltd. These include projects in Western – the focus of PNGSDP since it operated on funds generated by the mine.
“We handed them over to relevant provincial government agencies,” Sode told The National.
“We handed them over to the (Western) provincial government.”
Sode said a sad case in point was the K52 million Daru water and sanitation project scrapped in 2013.
He said the onus was on the State to maintain PNGSDP projects in Western and other parts of the country which came to an abrupt halt.
“The State shut us down, the State’s got to continue,” he said.