Work continues on road for ENB cocoa farmers


A ROAD is being built for the cocoa farmers in Lamas, Sinivit local level government, Pomio in East New Britain to transport their cocoa to town.
Acting chief executive officer of the Cocoa Board of PNG Tony Vigil, said Department of National Planning allocated K5 million for the seven-kilometre road from Lamas junction to Orong estate.
It has already paid out K2.4million.
Work is being carried out by the Kokopo Plant Hire.
Vigil said the Cocoa Board had been trying to build the new road because they had been spending a lot in fixing the old one.
“We thank the Government for the funding assistance for the upgrading of this road to the estate where we have 1,000 cocoa block holders,” Vigil said.
“We are looking at expanding our coverage in cocoa programmes to help farmers develop their one hectare of cocoa block.
“This road is really going to be (beneficial) because in three to four years’ time, we will generate between K6-8 million.”