This district encompasses the Bulolo Valley and surrounding areas. The population of the district was 101,568 at the 2011 census. It is known for its rich natural resources, including agriculture and mining. The district is characterized by lush rainforests, mountains, and rivers. Coffee is the largest cash crop in the region, and gold mining has been a significant industry for many years. However, the district faces challenges in terms of infrastructure and service delivery. Despite these challenges, Bulolo District has the potential for sustainable development and can contribute to the overall growth of the Morobe Province and Papua New Guinea.
The LLGs include: Mumeng Rural, Waria Rural, Watut Rural, Wau-Bulolo Urban, Wau Rural, Buang Rural.
Situated along the northeastern coast of the country, it is named after the German explorer Otto Finsch. The district encompasses a diverse range of landscapes, including coastal areas, tropical rainforests, and mountainous terrain. Known for its cultural heritage and historical significance. It was the site of early European settlements and played a role in World War II, with remnants of war relics still visible in the area. The district is home to various ethnic groups, each with their own unique traditions and customs.
The agriculture sector sees crops such as cocoa, coffee, coconut, and oil palm being cultivated in the area. Fishing is also an important industry, as the district is located along the coastline and has access to rich marine resources. Additionally, small-scale mining activities contribute to the local economy. Like other districts in the region, Finschhafen faces challenges in terms of infrastructure, service delivery, and access to basic amenities. However, efforts are being made to improve these conditions and promote sustainable development in the district.
Overall, Finschhafen District offers a blend of natural beauty, cultural heritage, and economic potential, making it an important part of the Morobe Province.
The LLGs include: Hube Rural, Kotte Rural, Finschhafen Urban, Yabim-mape Rural, Burum-Kwat Rural.
It encompasses diverse landscapes, including coastal areas, river valleys, and mountains. The district is known for its rich marine resources, fishing, and aquaculture. Agriculture, including crops like cocoa, coffee, oil palm, and coconut, is also important. Infrastructure and service delivery can be challenging in remote areas. The administrative center is Salamaua, which holds historical significance from World War II. Huon Gulf District offers natural beauty, cultural diversity, and economic opportunities to contribute to the overall development of Papua New Guinea.
LLGs in the Huon Gulf District includes: Morobe rural, Salamaua Rural and Wampar Rural
It is known for its diverse geographical features, including rugged mountains, dense forests, and fertile river valleys. The district’s economy is primarily driven by agriculture, with a focus on crops like coffee, cocoa, oil palm, and vegetables. Traditional subsistence farming practices are also prevalent. Fishing and forestry contribute to the local economy as well. Kabwum District is culturally rich, with a diverse mix of ethnic groups and languages, and traditional customs and rituals play a significant role in community life.
However, Kabwum District faces challenges in terms of infrastructure development and access to basic services, particularly in remote areas. Limited road networks and transportation services hinder connectivity between communities and access to markets. Despite these challenges, the district offers natural beauty and potential for eco-tourism, with its lush forests, rivers, and wildlife. The unique cultural heritage and natural resources of Kabwum District contribute to the overall cultural and economic landscape of Papua New Guinea.
The LLGs include: Deyamos Rural, Komba Rural, Yus Rural, Selepet Rural.
Lae District is a vital economic and administrative Center in the country. It is home to the city of Lae, the second-largest city in Papua New Guinea. Positioned strategically along the Huon Gulf and serving as a gateway to the Highlands region, Lae District plays a significant role in trade and commerce.
The district boasts a diverse and thriving economy, driven by various sectors such as manufacturing, agriculture, forestry, mining, and services. Lae, in particular, is a bustling industrial hub with numerous manufacturing plants, processing facilities, and port operations. The production and export of primary products like coffee, cocoa, palm oil, timber, minerals, and fisheries contribute to the district’s economic prosperity.
Lae District’s importance extends beyond its economic significance. It serves as a crucial transportation and logistics hub, with the renowned Lae Port, which handles a substantial volume of cargo. The district features well-developed infrastructure, including extensive road networks, an international airport, educational institutions, healthcare facilities, and other essential services. Additionally, Lae District embraces its cultural heritage by hosting vibrant cultural events, festivals, and exhibitions that showcase the diverse communities residing in the area.
LLG’s in Lae: Ahi Rural, Lae Urban.
Markham District in Papua New Guinea’s Morobe Province is a vibrant and resource-rich region known for its agricultural prowess and breathtaking natural landscapes. The district, encompassing the fertile Markham Valley, thrives on agriculture, with coffee, cocoa, oil palm, and spices being the primary cash crops. The district’s favorable climate, fertile soils, and access to water sources make it a hub for agricultural production and livestock farming, particularly cattle and pig rearing. Markham District’s scenic beauty, including rainforests, mountains, and rivers like the Markham River, offers opportunities for eco-tourism and outdoor activities. The district also boasts significant mineral resources, attracting mining activities and contributing to its economic development. With improving infrastructure and essential amenities in the main town of Wau, Markham District strives for sustainable economic growth while preserving its natural environment and cultural heritage.
LLG’s: Onga-Waffa Rural, Umi-Atzera Rural, Wantoat-Leron Rural.
Menyamya District is a picturesque region located in Papua New Guinea’s Morobe Province. Nestled amidst lush greenery and rugged terrains, the district is known for its rich biodiversity and cultural heritage. The district is predominantly rural, with traditional agricultural practices playing a vital role in the livelihoods of the local population. The fertile soil and favorable climate support the cultivation of crops such as coffee, cocoa, vegetables, and fruits, which are essential for the district’s economy.
The district takes pride in preserving its cultural heritage and showcases it through vibrant festivals and ceremonies. The stunning natural beauty of Menyamya, with its dense rainforests, rivers, and waterfalls, offers opportunities for eco-tourism and nature exploration. However, the district faces challenges in terms of limited access to basic services, inadequate infrastructure, and limited economic opportunities. Efforts are being made to improve infrastructure development and promote sustainable agriculture and tourism to enhance the district’s socio-economic growth and improve the quality of life for its residents.
LLGs Include: Kapao Rural, Nanima Kariba Rural, Kome Rural, Wapi Rural.
It is situated in the central part of the province and is known for its rugged mountainous terrain and pristine natural beauty. The district is primarily rural, with a majority of the population engaged in subsistence farming and small-scale agriculture. The district’s economy is largely dependent on agricultural activities, with crops such as coffee, cocoa, vegetables, and fruits being cultivated.
Despite its natural beauty and agricultural potential, Nawae District faces challenges related to limited infrastructure, including road networks and access to basic services such as healthcare and education. Efforts are underway to improve these conditions and promote sustainable development in the district. Initiatives to enhance agricultural practices, strengthen community development, and improve infrastructure are being pursued to uplift the living standards and economic opportunities for the people of Nawae District.
Tawai-Siassi District is in the North-eastern edge of Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea. It is one of the nine districts in the province. As part of the Morobe Province, Tawai-Siassi District likely faces similar development challenges such as limited infrastructure, weak service delivery, and the high cost of delivering goods and services to remote areas. The district has a mix of inland and coastal communities, with economic activities centred around agriculture, fishing, and other natural resources.
Wau Waria is new distict that was established by the Parliament in 2022. Their first sitting member of parliament is Hon. Marsh Narawec.
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