Chimbu Roads To Be Properly Sealed

Two major roads in the Gumine District of Chimbu province will be properly maintained and sealed.

The two roads are Dirima to Gomagle and Gumine to Warasua.

These roads will benefit thousands of local farmers and Coffee growers once completed.

Gumine MP and Education Minister, Nick Kuman, said these roads will be the main link in providing service to a huge population living in isolated mountain villages.

He said the roads have, over the years, deteriorated, and this time they will seal it properly, with a DSIP funding of over K5 Million.

The construction of both roads will be carried out by the Works Department.

Chimbu Governor, Noah Kool, said the roads are national highways and will cover two districts, and it’s important that they seal it properly with the expertise of the Works Department.

Works Minister, Francis Awesa, said it will cost K20 Million to completely seal the 12 Kilometres Dirima to Gomagle road and the 8 Kilometres Gumine to Warasaua road.

Meanwhile, Minister Awesa is calling on other MPs to allocate road contracts in their districts to the Works Department, because some private contractors are not doing their job as expected.

Mr Awesa said Yangoru Sausia district in East Sepik was first to partner with Works Department, followed by Gumine District and urged others to do likewise.

He said recently they have received earth moving equipment worth K38 million from the Japanese Government through Japanese International Corporation Agency and will use it for road works in the two districts.

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