WABAG TOWN MARKET NEARS COMPLETION
Farmers and street vendors exposing themselves to road traffic risks will soon end when the construction of the Wabag Town Market is completed this year.
The market project is being funded by the Government of Australia with strong backing from the Wabag District Development Authority.
During the project launching on February 17, 2020, local MP Lino Tom said the K13 million worth project would feature a carpark, police station, a clinic and storage rooms.
He said farming was critical to economic prosperity and development, adding the market will encourage more locals to cultivate the land to earn a living.
The Australian High Commission updated its website that: “This project will involve close consultation with women’s groups, and those who buy and sell at the market to ensure their needs are met. UN Women will support an inclusive design process and community consultation.
“Markets play a critical role in maintaining and improving economic and food security for vendors, patrons and local businesses. They are at the centre of everyday life in PNG.
“This project is one of many examples of the PNG-Australia Partnership’s commitment to provide safe and accessible market spaces which help.”