The National, Thursday June 20th, 2013
HUON Gulf MP Ross Seymour says he is determined to improve the lives of his people through infrastructure development.
He said the lack of infrastructure development in his Morobe electorate was a long-standing issue, which would now be addressed in the district’s new five-year development plan.
“The suppressing urban pressure exerted on existing infrastructure and available resources is a growing challenge for the district administration and government,” he said.
“It is only timely to work in collaboration with other partners in order to meet the ongoing demands.
“The plan 2013-2017 is aimed at improving the livelihood of the people of Huon-Gulf district and will focus on infrastructure development across all sectors.
“Specific attention will also be given to the rehabilitation of and construction of new roads, transport network, education, health and development of LLG development plans and the prevention of escalating HIV/AIDS.”
Seymour presented the plan to National Planning Minister Charles Abel yesterday at the Office of Rural Development in Port Moresby.
Abel commended the MP and district administration and said the plan was the road map for basic service delivery which had not been a part of district’s development over the years.
Cross-cutting issues such as gender, environment and governance are also covered in this document in the plan.