BASIC government infrastructure that are on the verge of collapse at Chuave, Simbu province, will be refurbished with additional facilities under the urbanisation programme.
This follows an official launch of the programme in Chuave last Friday.
Chuave MP Jim Nomane said the plan to make Chuave a town under the urbanisation programme through physical planning was initiated after the 2007 election and the task was given to Gimai Nazel a local man.
He said he plans to make Chuave the third town in Simbu after Kundiawa and Kerowagi.
Services found in towns like the post office, shops, banking telecommunication services and other public utilities and services will be made available in Chuave.
“The people of Chuave will no longer travel far to Kundiawa and Goroka, Eastern Highlands province, for services they will save money here and enjoy better services in the district,” Mr Nomane said.
Mr Nazel thanked Simbu Governor Fr John Garia for making available K4 million towards the programme, where K1 million would be released shortly and the balance later.