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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.

Works Minister: Opening of Missing Road Links, Government’s Priority

Source: EmTV Online

Tucked under rugged ranges between Gulf and Eastern Highlands is Menyamya, one of the least developed districts in the country.

 

 

However, this under developed district is rich with fertile soil renowned for producing one of the country’s best organic coffee.

 

 

“We produce some the best organic coffee in the country, but we don’t have roads to transport them to nearest markets in Lae or Goroka,” a local said.

 

 

Like many isolated rural communities, road access remains a barrier to development and for Menyamya, it has been a barrier for their economic progress and access to basic services.

 

 

In the last 5 years the O’Neill-led Government has prioritised the opening of missing road links.

 

 

On Tuesday, Works Minister, Michael Nali, told the people of Menyamya that the Government will allocate funding from a K3 billion Asian Development Bank loan in order to open missing links in the district.

 

 

“There are many road links in the district, once we open the trans-highway between Gulf and Morobe, Menyamya will be open to the rest of the country as well,” Minister Nali said.

 

 

The K3 billion funding from ADB will be put to reconstruct the entire Highlands Highway, Nadzab to Kagamuga Airport in Mt Hagen.

 

National Road Strategy

 

October 15, 2017

08:00AM 

Source: Post-Courier

 

BY JEFFREY ELAPA

 

A long term Department of Works road network maintenance and management strategy developed recently would address road maintenance throughout the country.

 

Through the strategy, all donor agencies involved in road maintenance programs throughout the country would be re-aligning themselves to assist in road maintenance.

 

Work and Implementation Minister Michael Nali when endorsing the national road network strategy 2018-2040 described it as a blueprint document that will set milestone achievement and will go down in the history of this nation.

 

“This document will serve as a guideline to align all donor programs in PNG road transport infrastructure for the next 20 years.

 

“My Department, with the support of the Australian Transport Sector Support Program (TSSP) has developed an evidence-based strategy to make road maintenance and management work in the country.

More NCD Roads

September 29, 2017

Source: Post – Courier

 

 

Port Moresby city yesterday witnessed a K80 million addition to its fast developing road network with the opening of the Koura Way Road.

Works Minister Michael Nali opened the new road which links the suburb of Tokarara and Hanuabada village which is a distance of over 4km.

According to Mr Nali this brings to K2 billion in total the amount invested by the Government in NCD including all sports stadiums, the Jackson International Airport-Waigani fly over and other infrastructure.

This also makes Port Moresby city the fastest growing urban centre in the country coupled with other building infrastructure and business expansions.

“The city is moving in the right direction, you have the opening of this K80 million road project, you know the Government has given up to K2 billion to National Capital District Commission for all these roads, stadiums, all hospitals, and the flyover.

“When we built the Poreporena Freeway, critics said it was a waste of money, yet they drive on the freeway,” he said.

Mr Nali described those critics as spineless and said “we must move forward and develop.”

He urged the people of the city to look after the infrastructures around the city. It is the third road project that has been constructed to ease the traffic congestion in the city.

The Waigani, Tokarara to Hanuabada road is 4.5km, with 250 energy saving lights installed and was constructed with a Bank South Pacific loan.

K318mil project for bridges praised

Source: The National

By LUKE KAMA 
THE Asian Development Bank (ADB) is impressed with the progress of a US$100 million (K318 million) investment to replace all temporary single-lane bridges with double-lane standard bridges on national highways.

 
Yesterday, the Pacific Department’s deputy director general James Lynch with other Asian Development Bank  delegates, Works and Implementation Minister Michael Nali, the minister’s first secretary Mark Gilbert, Secretary David Wereh and China Harbour Engineering Company senior officials visited two of the projects at Laloki and Brown River along the Magi Highway in Central.

 
Lynch, who was impressed with the progress, highlighted that the bank was committed to improve the road connectivity throughout Papua New Guinea to enable access to basic goods and services.
“I came to Papua New Guinea in May last year, when the documents were signed for this project and it’s good to see the bridges are completed,” Lynch said.
Nali thanked the bank, on behalf of the Government, and highlighted that Asian Development Bank was a true and genuine development partner to the country.