Jiwaka access road to be upgraded

A contract for the rehabilitation of the 5km Kapalku - Numbkora access road will be signed this week in Port Moresby.

The rehabilitated road, in the Kapalku Nambkora LLG of Jiwaka Province, is expected to open up market access for coffee growers from eight villages, including major villages such as Napalm, Engendered, Malang and Ngumkora.

It is also expected to give more than 5,000 rural people access to social services.

The road starts at the turn off from Banz to Kiriwil along the old Highlands Highway and links up with the Millep-Norba back road connecting to Nondugul station.

The road will also service Lutheran Mission Station, Ngenda Common School and SDA Mission at Ngenden.

The contract will be signed between the Coffee Industry Corporation’s Productive Partnerships in Agriculture Project (CIC-PPAP) and private contractor, Lorma Construction Ltd, at the Central Supply and Tenders Board (CSTB).

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Cedric Patjole