Lae City

Bugandi retail site reopened

This achievement marks the third refurbished Puma retail site in Lae City this year, following the Eriku and Coronation service stations.

The Bugandi Retail site's transformation underscores Puma Energy's unwavering dedication to bringing world-class retail standards to Papua New Guinea.

General Manager of Puma Energy Papua New Guinea, Daniel Duffau, expressed their commitment to delivering high-quality products and services to their valued customers, emphasizing the importance of safety at all their sites.

Rosso warns settlers

This is the message from Lae MP and Deputy Prime Minister, John Rosso, after he was briefed on the ethnic clash at Nawaeb Block, in Lae, which has claimed the lives of two people and caused extensive damage to properties.

It is believed fighting started early this week after an armed holdup.

“Anyone instigating ethnic violence, that settlement will be demolished and evicted,” Rosso said.

“You want to come to Lae, you have to live and abide by the laws of this city and abide by the laws blo mipla ol Morobe.

Lae abuzz with celebrations

Cultural performances, live bands, food stalls and arts and craft markets were hosted concurrently at the Lae Botanical Gardens, DCA beachfront, the University of Technology and Butibam Village. Even each ward within Lae district hosted mini shows as funding was given to respective councillors by the Lae City Authority.

Despite the heavy downpour on Saturday, September 16th, a large number of residents took part in the provincial government’s usual Independence Day commemoration at the Sir Ignatius Kilage Stadium.

Redeveloped Lae market briefing hosted

This morning, the Lae Chamber of Commerce and Industry facilitated a breakfast session to update its members on the temporary facilities that will house vendors on Markham Road, next to Air Niugini, while construction begins in early 2024 for the two-storey facility.

Engaged to manage the design, construction and commissioning of the project is the Economic and Social Infrastructure Program (ESIP).

Lae drainage cleaned out

The Lae City Authority reported that debris from bottle containers, plastic bags, household garbage, kitchen wastes from kai bars, sediments and other rubbish were removed.
The four sections flushed out over the weekend were;
  • The main open drain outlet that runs between 8th and 9th Street from Coronation Drive through the town bus stop to the Huon Road drain (Courthouse) – 2 sections
  • 9th Street underground drain pipes (cross-over and easement pipes), Eddie’s Salon and Service station.

New million Kina Lae projects

Lae MP and Deputy Prime Minister, John Rosso, said the first one is the K42 million double-storey market.

“Construction is close to being undertaken,” said Rosso.

“Designs and everything have been completed and it’s now going through the procurement process.

“That’s in partnership with the Australian and New Zealand governments.”

Another development that has already been designed and is currently awaiting funding is the foreshore development at the DCA beach.

MPs urged to consider SJA partnership

Apart from the nation’s capital, St John Ambulance is operating in Lae as well following an agreement that was signed with the Lae City Authority and Morobe Provincial Health Authority in December 2020.

During LCA’s recent presentation of its annual K500,000 and on top of that, a new fully-kitted ambulance, Poumb appealed to the other Open Members of Morobe Province to consider bringing this much-needed service into their districts as well.

Lae residents urged to take ownership

Lae city is moving forward in terms of infrastructural development, economic growth and quality service delivery under the leadership of Lae MP and Deputy Prime Minister, John Rosso.

Rosso outlined that ambulance services, rubbish bins, street lights and classrooms all cost money and are provided for the benefit of people living in Lae.

New St John Ambulance presented

Lae MP and Deputy Prime Minister, John Rosso, emphasised on the importance of the emergency medical response service provided to Lae residents.

This is why since the signing of a three-way agreement between SJA, the Lae City Authority and Morobe Provincial Health Authority in December 2020, LCA has been supporting the ambulance service with K500,000 every year.

“Because of this partnership, the Lae City Authority, every year, supports St John with half-a-million-Kina to partner with St John to ensure that we provide this vital service to the citizens of Lae,” said Rosso.

Four-Mile road upgrade complete

This now concludes the first phase of the Miles main street road upgrade starting from Two-Mile through Three-Mile, and now Four-Mile.

Lae MP and Deputy Prime Minister, John Rosso, said the second stage of the remaining street roads in these suburbs will begin soon.

The Two-Mile, Three-Mile and Four-Mile suburbs had sealed roads with streetlights in the 1970s and 1980s when, as children, we would walk on these roads safely and peacefully,” Rosso said.