THE Papua New Guinea Government plans to build four level-five hospitals in the country which will cost around K1.2 billion, says Treasurer Ian Ling-Stuckey.
Ling-Stuckey said this during question time in parliament on Thursday in response to West New Britain Governor Sasindran Muthuvel’s question on the progress of West New Britain’s level five hospital.
Ling-Stuckey said the hospital was one of the four level-five hospitals that would be built at a cost of K300 million each.
“We have to ensure that the funding for these four large projects fall within the national financing plan and the national five-year framework,” he said.
“This will be a large project which requires a lot of assessment.”
He assured Muthuvel that the Treasury Department was at the stage of finalising a submission to Cabinet to endorse the hospital. “It is not a straight forward project but we are getting there and hopefully I will have some good news to report to the governor in the near future,” he said.
Muthuvel also asked about the K5 million that was approved by the National Executive Council to help the province on a two-month curfew that started in April.
He raised this similar question during the first week of parliament to Internal Security Minister Peter Tsiamalili Jr.
Tsiamalili and Ling-Stuckey assured Muthuvel about following up on the funding to ensure it reached the provincial government to meet the cost of the curfew.
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