West New Britain has received a land title and three state leases for the province.
The land leases secured are for the building of the new Caritas Girls Technical school campus in the province, the building of sporting infrastructure near the new stadium, a culture centre and a jetty and fish processing facility.
Governor Sasindra Muthuvel, when receiving the leases, said he was happy with the leases, adding that the acquiring of the leases would go a long way in securing economic empowerment for the people of the province.
Lands and Physical Planning Minister, Justin Tkatchenko, said the securing of the titles is long overdue.
“Public land should be secured for public purpose. These land titles will assist the province of West New Britain,” Mr Tkatchenko said.
“Give the land where it rightfully belongs and utilise it for the people of PNG.”
“In West New Britain, big parcels of land, and especially for the PNG Games, big internationally accredited stadiums have been built.
And it gives me great pleasure in giving the state lease for the sporting stadium and all its surrounding stadiums.
“The State lease and title for the cultural centre that has been set up for 30 years, and the lease comes under the WNB government, securing the land to be further developed.
“The jetty and fish processing facility are important for starting up business activities under the provincial government. Under the provincial government, that land will see economic empowerment to the people,” Mr Tkatchenko said.
Mr Muthuvel said the land given to the WNB people belongs to the people and will be developed for future use.
Source: sasimuthuvel.com October 10, 2017