Works Minister Michael Nali

Works, Koroba-Kopiago DDA sign MOU

The MOU was signed in Port Moresby on October 16th by Works Secretary, David Wereh, and Koroba-Kopiago District Development Authority CEO, Johnston Haguai.

The signing was witnessed by Works Minister Michael Nali and Koroba Kopiago MP and Minister for Immigration and Border Security, Petrus Thomas.

The signing will see the District make available K1 million for maintenance and rehabilitation of roads.

Minister Thomas said for more than 43 years, access roads in the district have been in a very bad state.

Works Minister clarifies Lae road lights issue

Works Minister Michael Nali gave an update on the roadworks, when asked by Lae MP John Rosso.

“The issue of Nine-Mile to Nadzab, many leaders of Morobe ask that question, the department has engaged a contractor and works have started from Nine-Mile to Yalo bridge and Nadzab,” he said.

“Most of Lae city roads have been upgraded but the section from University to Bumayong road, contractor has worked on it and with the issue of lights, the contractor has spoken to PPL regarding the issue.

Works Minister challenged to provide evidence

It was reported that Alois, senior engineer in the Momase Region, was suspended after making a presentation, at the invitation of the National Planning Minister, on the economics of building roads in PNG.

Participants at the National Planning Summit, including the Secretary for Works, heard Alois provide details of the spiraling costs of each kilometre of road construction.