Seina Kenu, a mother from Telefomin district in West Sepik, garlanding National Planning and Monitoring Minister Richard Maru yesterday.
Maru said Vanimo was marked to be the economic hub of the region with plans to open up free trade with Indonesia.
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Telefomin prioritises road in its five-year development plan
TELEFOMIN in West Sepik has prioritised road in its five-year development plan launched yesterday.
National Planning and Monitoring Minister Richard Maru told those gathered at the Telefomin station that development plans for every district and provinces should synchronise with the Government’s medium development plan three.
Maru said it was vital for the Telefomin to prioritise roads for the next five years as the way to open up access for the people.
He said the Tabubil-Telefomin road was important to the Government because it would connect the coast in Vanimo.
He said as part of the Government’s plan to open up access and connect people, there were plans to build the road from Telefomin to Vanimo.
He said Vanimo was marked to be the economic hub of the region with plans to open up free trade with Indonesia.
Maru said he had written to the management of Ok Tedi mine to use part of the tax credit funds to start construction from Telefomin to Tabubil.
He said he also advised Ok Tedi and Frieda River gold mine to start a technical school in Ambunti to prepare its workforce for the project.
Maru said people from the two Sepik provinces should be ready to supply local workforce to the mine when it starts construction with the special mine lease application now before Mineral Resource Authority.
Maru said the mine was the future of the people and without developments, like Frieda, “there will be not happy and smiling people our visions 2050 envisions”.