|Picture by Malum NALU - The completed fish buying and storage facility for the Madang Fisheries Cooperatives Society funded under the Japanese Overseas Development Grant for 2010.|
The newly-constructed Madang Town market is an initiative of the Japanese and PNG governments through JICA and National Fisheries Authority (NFA) for the people of Madang.
Duban was grateful of the initiative that will change the face of Madang town and bring more economic value for the people and the province as a whole.
He said economic growth is one of the major policies of the government and such initiative is good for the province.
“Towns and cities are expanding rapidly to cater for the growing population and the new Madang Market with its modern facilities is timely for the people of Madang,” Duban said.
“Madang has been without a proper market for a very long time and the intervention by NFA and JICA is a relief.
“The Madang District Development Authority (MDDA), under my leadership, has provided every support since the commencement of the market project. It will continue to support it to ensure proper management of the market and its sustainability into the future is given importance as a public infrastructure asset for the province.”
The Member is urging the citizens of Madang Province to take ownership of the market and look after it, as it will benefit both the sellers and the buyers.
Duban urged everyone in Madang to be part of the opening ceremony and showcase what Madang truly is.
The new Madang Town Market will be officially opened by the Deputy Prime Minister, Grand Chief Leo Dion, in the presence of Fisheries and Marine Resources Minister, Mao Zeming, and the Japanese Ambassador to PNG, H.E. Morio Matsumoto.