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New Ireland Province is developing, people in Port Moresby told

Kavieng Town in New Ireland Province. Photo by Peter Minimulu via FB
PROJECTS underway in New Ireland Province for the past 11 months is a way ahead for the province’s larger autonomy and people should be aware of the developments, an official says.
First secretary for the Namatanai open seat Dickson Watt said the government and members of the province had been working closely for months and many projects were done and others were progressing in districts.
He said the New Ireland people in Port Moresby had to be aware of what was happing back in the province.
Watt spoke during its annual provincial day celebrations as part of Remembrance Day in Port Moresby yesterday.
Under the district services improvement programme (DSIP) funding, projects were being rolled out in the districts.
Watt said Namatanai Airstrip had stopped its operation over the last 10 years and was open now for testing to be ready for flights from Rabaul.
“It is one of the vital services we are bringing to the district and other districts will go out as well,” he said.
Watt said New Ireland Day was about promoting the diverse cultures which brought everyone out to learn of projects and developments taking place at home.
“I want to tell my people here that we have taken a step forward and more projects will take place in other districts,” Watt said.
“People of New Ireland have to know what is greater autonomy and more awareness must be done,” he said. Statement
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