Western Highlands Province | Road Network and Agriculture a Powerful Combination

I have little understanding of Western Highlands Province,especially its vast inter-linked road networks that link the province's fertile highlands and valleys, until I visited the province. The roads are sealed and in excellent condition. All feeder roads lead to Hagen City. 

One road worth mentioning was the road connecting Ogelbeng, Baiya Gorge, Baiya Valley and Kitip and Waghi Valley - sealed and in perfect condition. 

Local Western Highlanders are very hard working people, toiling the soil. To name a few: Pabrabuk gives you the best pineapple. Paglum gives you the best Kaukau and potatoes. Tambul gives you the best Karuka. Fruit and vegetables, banana and you name it grow in abundance. 

Western Highlands is probably the province in PNG that has very good road network and its people cultivate the land to make ends meet. In fact, they are empowered to sustain themselves through the road excess to market. 

There are other roads like Tambul and Nibiliyer, Pabrabuk and Paglum roads which are in bad condition. The roads into Hagen city are, sadly, in appalling state. I believe the Chinese are going to do a good job upgrading and sealing the Hagen City roads. 

So, if I were to give WHP a mark out of 10 for its:

1. Road network I would give it       9.5/10 
2. Road condition......................      8/10 
3. Working the Land.................      10/10 
4. Taste of Pabrabuk pineapple....  10/10, and 
5. Tambul Karuka..........................  9/10

These are very high marks for road excess to market and service.

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