By DOROTHY MARK
WORK has resumed on the much-delayed construction of the K16 million Yowor Bridge in Raicoast, says Raicoast MP Peter Sapia.
Sapia engaged the JV PNG construction company to complete the bridge that was half funded by former Raicoast MP James Gau and half completed by South Korean company Sun Moon Star.
The bridge was supposed to have been completed three years ago but funding and other issues delayed it.
Sapia said all projects Gau left uncompleted will be completed.
With that he presented a new vehicle bought under the district grants for Raicoast treasury.
Sapia said roads and bridges in Raicoast would be his priority, apart from health and education. “When we build roads and bridges to our rural area all other services will flow through,” he said. Sapia said plans were underway to have the government facility in Saidor district upgraded and maintained so officers from the district treasury could return and work there.
The district treasury was moved to Madang in 2016 because of its rundown building and law and order issues in the government station.
District finance manager George Memke said the vehicle would be used for official duties only.
Sapia said that his office would entertain project proposals that would benefit the wider community and would he not entertain individual requests for assistance.
“We are using government’s public funds that come with conditions and strict requirement so there is no room for allowing individual assistance,” he said.
By DOROTHY MARK