Deputy Prime Minister John Rosso, this week opened PNG’s first Climate Proofing Provincial Wharf in Alotau, Milne Bay Province.
This state-of-the-art infrastructure is a pilot project built in partnership with the Milne Bay Provincial Government, Climate Change Development Authority and the Asian Development Bank at a cost of K36 million.
During the opening, DPM Rosso said it was an honor to open this great infrastructure for the people of Milne Bay.
“We have stressed both in-country as well ad abroad about less rhetoric (inap lo toktok planti tumas) however we have not done enough about climate change.”
“This opening here today is an auspicious testimony of what the Government is doing to address climate change throughout the country,” DPM Rosso said.
He said climate change is affecting everyone and I commend the Minister for Environment Conservation and Climate Change, Hon. Simo Kilepa, for really taking the task to hand in addressing climate change.
“This climate proofing wharf is the first of its kind throughout the country and took around 10 months to be built.”