Missing link road to cost K60m

Apart from that, there are other ongoing routine maintenance projects in all four regions of the country, where the Works Department’s Plant Transport Division is partnering with development authorities, like Talasea in WNB and Koroba-Lake Kopiago, to deliver their rural and district roads.

Works Secretary David Wereh, in giving an update on the road works, said the Government is committed to ensuring that all highways are open for movement of goods and services.


Bomana road in shameful condition

This road has not seen any improvement over the past years.

Bomana Jail Commander, Haraha Kiddy Keko, said despite the facility being located outside of Port Moresby, it should be in the same condition as roads and settlements in the city.

“It’s a public asset and institution and yes I’d like to ask our leaders to include the institution in their planning, if there is a 5 year development plan, to include the prison.

Jiwaka access road to be upgraded

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.

NRI highlights issues in road construction

The report focuses on employment issues in construction and maintenance of non-national roads in five different provinces - Madang, Eastern Highlands, Gulf, Milne Bay and New Ireland.

The paper discusses the employment opportunities road construction provides to rural Papua New Guineans, especially from communities close to the project sites.

The report stated that the quality of formal training is generally poor and as a result, few Papua New Guineans have formal qualifications in the field.

Improved road access for Buin

Members of a community in Buin, including school children, were present on Wednesday to celebrate the completion of the major project to seal the main town roads in Buin, laying the foundation for greater development in the South Bougainville region.

The K11.5 million project to upgrade Buin’s town roads was completed ahead of schedule and within budget.

The newly-sealed roads are engineered to take account of the heavy rainfall in the region and will provide a great boost to the local economy.

Muthuvel commits to secure road funds

This is an OPIC proposed project to upgrade the 1250km oil Palm roads, out of which 750 km is in Kimbe, while the other 500km is in Oro and Milne Bay Province.

“It will be beneficial to the National Government, to fix these roads that will in turn provide increased tax revenue from NBPOL as a result of shorter pick up intervals, that will boost remarkable increased production,” he said.

He added that proper road conditions will also encourage small holder growers to collectively bring their own fruits to the mills, which is an added bonus to production time and rate.

​Butibam road to be resealed

The 1.5 kilometre road from Kamkumung passing through Butibam village, and connecting Busu Road, will cost the Morobe Provincial Government K1.9 million.

The project is a commitment made by Naru during the opening of the Butibam Resource Centre, funded by the Lae District Development Authority (DDA), in August last year.

“This project will commence within the next few days and it will take eight weeks to complete,” the Governor said during the official ground breaking ceremony last Saturday.

Isolated villages in Yangoru plains connected by road

 In many villagers scattered among the vast stretches of grassland lacked a road network, and getting to town or seeking health and education services is hours walk from their villagers.    

Trade, Commerce and Industry Minister and local MP, Richard Maru under his term, had used public funds to build road to this isolated villagers, who called themselves ‘Wimori’  or Bandicoot because of the surrounding they live in.