Bougainville Development Priorities

Buka Town Aerial View, Captured by Createk Multimedia

A series of projects throughout Bougainville have been targeted for funding as the ABG identifies its 2022 development priorities.

 

The ABG is set to receive K100 million from the national government as part of the Restoration and Development Grant program.

K84.4 million has been allocated at central government or headquarters level and will be used for projects, including a Buin Hospital upgrade, school fees assistance, upgrading and sealing of the Kokopau to Itaraka highway and Buka Ring Road, rural electrification from Hagogohe to Halia, support for SMEs, acquisition of Atolls ships and improved radio infrastructure.

Key projects identified in the Nissan/Atolls region (K3 million), include Nuguria wharf and airstrip maintenance, Nissan district jetty redevelopment, Nissan airstrip fencing, Atolls district relief supplies and four heath staff houses for the Atolls.

In the Northern region (K4.1 million), the priorities,  include Kunua District Hospital survey and landscaping, Buka town fire station project, Peit community government cocoa development, Ramazon to Romsis access feeder road, Kanua district cocoa and copra rehabilitation, Selau community government virgin coconut oil project and the airport to Skotolan road.

Key project priorities in Central region (K4.05 million), include redevelopment of industrial hubs at Kieta and Toniva, Arawa Secondary computer lab, Arawa solid waste management, Wakunai health facility construction and upgrade,  Wakunai district cocoa rehabilitation, Amiaming peanut and pineapple downstream processing,  Jaba delta environmental diversion livelihood program, Asikopan reforestation, Tokaiang hatchery and breeding farm and Piruana social development project.

Key development projects in the Southern region (K4.45 million), include Buin district hatchery, abattoir and packaging pilot project, Buin district governance and administration capacity building, Siwai inland fish farming, Tonu Secondary dormitory an mess extension, Torokina district integrated community development program, Torokina district community government office and staff houses and Buin district community government office complex.