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May 8, 2021
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Final Touches on Two-lane Laloki Bridge

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A two-lane bridge at Laloki, outside of Port Moresby along the Hiritano Highway, is near completion.

Thanks to the Chinese Habour Engineering Company, whose workers are currently putting the final touches on the bridge, prior to its opening in January 2017.

This project was funded under the Asian Development Bank Bridge Rehabilitation Program which was rolled out in 4 Provinces in the country.

The new Laloki Bridge will be a lifeline to the people of Central and Gulf Provinces who access services in Port Moresby.

Beating all the odds, workers of the Chinese Habour Engineering Limited have completed the structure before time, and now it’s down to doing final touches.

According to Chinese Habour Engineering Workers, the bridge is expected to be opened by January. It has taken almost a year to complete this infrastructure.

In Central Province, there were a total of 9 similar bridge construction projects underway along the Hiritano and Magi National Highways.

These bridges would have 2 lanes and with risks of accidents very high, road users are challenged to remember their road safety rules when using the road.

These ADB funded projects are underway in 5 provincial highways the Magi and Hiritano, New Britain, Lae – Madang and Sepik.

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