Caption: The wokabaut sawmill at Timini village today. Picture courtesy of SAM BASIL via BlackBerry
A wokabaut sawmill was launched at Timini village in Mumeng, Morobe province today (Tuesday, April 28, 2009) as part of the Bulolo district building & maintenance programme (BDRMP).
The sawmill will be operated by trained operators and will supply timber deckings for the district's road maintenance programme.
After the launching, the operators were tasked to mill timbers for the new Patep/Munanung Bridge and carry out repairs for the Latep/Leklu Bridge.
Other bridges that will benefit from this programme will be Manianda, Biaweng (three) and others.
This programme will also see cash being injected back into the tree owners’ pockets back at the village level.
A long-term arrangement will see each of the six local level governments of Bulolo electorate owning one wokabaut sawmill for its programmes.
Also during the ceremony, 13 boxes of books were donated to Timini Primary School courtesy of Hope Worldwide, AusAID, New Zealand AID, Nestle (PNG), Consort Shipping and Express Freight. Management.
Headmaster Simon Koaria and board chairman Aaron Nathan were there to receive the books and convey their thanks to the various sponsors.