New International Highway Connecting Jayapura Declared
October 31, 2017
Source: Post-Courier BY JEFFREY ELAPA
Ministers for Works Michael Nali has declared the coastal highway from Wutung in West Sepik to Madang through Wewak as an international highway connecting Jayapura in Indonesia.
Mr Nali and Secretary for Works David Wereh arrived in Wewak yesterday for a road infrastructure inspection visit of East Sepik and West Sepik provinces.
His declaration of the international highway was made during a meeting with East Sepik Governor Allan Bird, Inter Government Relations Minister Kevin Isifu and West Sepik Governor Tony Wouwou and East Sepik provincial government assembly members.
He said the coastal highway will now be called an international one because the road links West Papua.
He said the Government is committed to link the people with the international highway because there are more business to be done next door with neighbors in West Papua.
He said besides doing business, West Papuan friends need to learn a lot from PNG as well.
Mr Nali said to have two countries contacted by road can strengthen the relationship including business.
Mr Nali and Mr Wereh will be joined by Governor Wouwou to visit the Wewak to Aitape road and fly over to Vanimo for the same purpose.
They visited the Hagen-Madang highway and then the Madang-Wewak missing link that will be part of the international highway.
They also visited the Angoram highway which will have the biggest oil palm mill and biggest ply wood mill in the region and later visit Wewak town roads.