Boluminski Highway

Boluminski Highway officially opened

Over 32 kilometres of the highway between Pinatgin and Loloba Village was restored through the Papua New Guinea Australia Partnership and the PNG Department of Works in 2018.

Australian High Commissioner to Papua New Guinea, Bruce Davis, speaking at the opening ceremony at Bopire highlighted the importance of key infrastructure in the country’s development.

“Not only does infrastructure play a critical role in driving economic growth, it plays a key role in lifting the quality of life of the local population.

NIP prepares for Boluminski Highway opening

The organising committee, through the leadership of Chairman Solomon Pela and Deputy Memafu Kapera, have been working around the clock to ensure that the venue in Bo-Pire is ready for the two days of celebrations.

“These types of tasks are not easy, and the current weather conditions have not been satisfactory,” said Pela.

“The grounds team have been working day and night to ensure that the deadline is met.”

Governor Sir Julius Chan has also inspected the site to see if work has progressed as scheduled and confirmed that he was satisfied with its current state.

Bad weather delays Boluminski opening

This follows much deliberation with consideration for the safety of the people during this heavy monsoonal season.

“The grand opening, which was set for the 27th - 28th of February is now rescheduled to the 11th – 12th of April. We are all preparing and psyched up to celebrate in the biggest show of unity and style but we cannot control the forces of Nature – it is beyond you and me,” said Governor Sir Julius Chan.

Grand celebration for Boluminski Highway

The event is set for February 27th and 28th of this year.

This follows the announcement by the Governor, Sir Julius Chan, tasking the Works Manager, Solomon Pela, as Chairman of the Organising Committee.

He will take the lead and assemble the biggest celebration of feasting and dancing assisted by the Deputy Chairman, Memafu Kapera, who is the CEO for Tourism.

Boluminski Highway sealing underway

The K39.4 million project is being delivered through the Papua New Guinea - Australia Partnership, with the support of the New Ireland Provincial Government.

Australia is committed to supporting a prosperous Papua New Guinea. Works along the Boluminski Highway will help business and local communities access markets and services and boost the tourism industry in New Ireland Province.

Department of Works Secretary, David Wereh, is pleased to see the project progressing well.