By Colleen Barilae – EMTV, Lae
A new bridge called the Latep- Leklu Bridge was opened last Saturday in the Bulolo District in Morobe by the district’s MP, Sam Basil.
The bridge was one of two bridges that were built on credit after the district’s DSIP Funds were not released by the national finance department.
The bridge is expected to help over 6,000 people in the Leklu area and other areas such as Watut and Menyamya.
“We must set aside government funds purposely meant for carrying out its allocated task. It has blocked me but we are not suffered by it, we are still giving out services,” Basil said
Bulolo district has commissioned 7 new bridges within 12 months.
A Chinese contractor has agreed to build these bridges on credit basis.
The Leklu Bridge is the first phase of the development of the proposed Lae to Port Moresby Highway.
“People may ask why Bulolo district has built 7 bridges while other districts are building only one bridge or no bridge at all. This is because you being a member, when you are into building projects, or ways of servicing people and having the heart for the people, you will give, whether you are in the opposition or in the government,” Basil said.
Bulolo district is expecting more developments before this year ends.
Resurfacing of roads has also begun at the Wau town.
The construction of a new aircraft hanger has commenced at the Wau Airstrip to house the District’s new plane- Spirit of Bulolo.