REHABILITATION work costing K600,000 on the closed Wau Health Centre is expected to start at the end of the month, a company official says.
The Bulolo development authority has contracted NKW Group’s construction division to rehabilitate the centre which had been condemned and closed by the Morobe health authority due to its rundown state.
NKW’s Wau-based community affairs and agri-business manager Dave Stewart said construction would start in three weeks.
He said Wau needed a health centre operating as it was an important station in the district and province.
Stewart said while the provincial health authority had closed the centre, it did not clarify when and how it would be reopened.
He said the district office had approved maintenance on the health centre with K100,000 given by the provincial government through Governor Ginson Saonu and another K100,000 by the district for the rehab work.
Stewart said an additional K400,000 was allocation by the district for the contractor to draw from during construction.
“We have K600,000 to play with, so we just have to make sure that the work we do is prioritised to get value for that money,” he said.
He added that his company and the district would coordinate the payments and ensure the centre was renovated and ready for opening as soon as possible.
Meanwhile, Bulolo MP Sam Basil endorsed Stewart to oversee the rehabilitation work.
The National / PNG Health Watch
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