Four lane road project to benefit locals

Locals living along the Okuk Highway from Wau – Bulolo junction to Yalu Bridge in Morobe province will benefit from spin off benefits when road works starts.

Works secretary David Wereh said the National Government is funding the four lane road construction and there is a clause for local participation.

“We are providing allowance for local content because it is the Government’s fully funded project,” says Wereh.

He said people can lease their machinery to the contractor, getting sub-contracts or direct employment.

The second phase of the reconstruction and upgrading of the four lane road from Lae – Nadzab sections of the Highlands Highway will commence soon.

The contract signing of the 8km road works valued at K134. 8 million was signed by the Independent State of Papua New Guinea and contractor – China Railway International (CRI) last week in Port Moresby.

Wereh said the road works will start after the preliminary meeting between the contractor and DOW.

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Charles Yapumi