Work on the Kimbe provincial hospital to improve it’s status will take place as planned, but the proper financial planning has to be done first.
Treasurer Ian Ling Stuckey said in parliament today that the delay to the start of the project was due to funding matters.
The Treasurer said the Kimbe provincial hospital will be a level five hospital along with four other provincial hospitals earmarked for upgrading, and the funding that will go into it will be big.
“The Kimbe provincial hospital will cost K300million, that’s a very large project, so that requires a lot of assessment,” said the Treasurer.
“We have to make sure that funding falls between the framework for this year.”
Moving forward, the Treasurer said that he has finilised the NEC decision for this particular project, which should see some progress for the Kimbe provincial hospital project.
The Treasurer said this in response to questions from West New Britain Governor Sasindran Muthuvel during question time in parliament this morning.