Infrastructure development vital for future

<p>This was remarked Prime Minister Peter O'Neil during the official opening of the improved Girua Airport.</p>

<p>O'Neil said this morning's occasion is a testament to the government's vision to modernize all institutional asserts nationwide.</p>

<p>O'Neil further stated the Girua Airport is one of successful results of the external loans acquired by the government.</p>

<p>The K43 million rehabilitated Girua Airport boasts new pavements, runway, water and sewage systems and upgraded interior of the terminal.</p>

<p>Further to this, Minister for Civil Aviation, Alfred Manaseh, said the number of airport staff and staff housing will be increased to ensure aviation operations in and out of Girua Airport is on par.</p>

<p>Chairman of National Airports Corporation, Reuben Aila, thanked the landowners for giving up their land for essential aviation development, and appealed to them to take care of the airport facilities to ensure its longevity.</p>

<p>Sharing Oro Governor Gary Juffa's sentiments, Ijivitari MP, Richard Masere, reiterated that the improved Girua Airport is the beginning of a new era in Oro Province, and sets the momentum for infrastructural development.</p>