Wereh told Loop PNG that the contractor engaged by the Works Department have started removing debris yesterday after successful negotiations with the locals.
He revealed that K100, 000 was paid as compensation for road works to start.
The landslide which happened last Saturday blocking off traffic and people stranded after about 150 metres of the highway was covered by debris.
The Works Secretary said the contractor started clearing debris yesterday from 6pm – 12 midnight and will continue today.
Wereh said the light vehicles will be able to use the by-pass by 6pm today, and will be open for heavy vehicles tomorrow.
Picture source: Martin Kombri.