K160 million allocated for Fly-over pass

Over K160 million has been allocated bythe National Government for the construction of a Fly-over pass bridge to be built in Port Moresby.


This is anther major road infrastructure development for the capital which will be host to a number of international events inthe next few years.

Plans for the construction ofthe fly-over from Kookaburra Street to Erima had been developed a few years ago; however, that idea was shelved due to insufficient funding.


Overthe weekend, contracts betweenthe state and New Zealand Company Hawkins Construction were signed at Government House. Governor General Sir Michael Ogio presided overthe signing.


Also present to withness was NCDC Acting City Manager Leslie Alu. He saidthe infrastructure projects were needed for upcoming international events.


Hawkins Constructions Country Manager and Director Seth Pardoe saidthe company has an extensive record in building similar infrastructures.


He saidthe Erima fly-over will take an estimated 108 weeks to complete.


The National Government’s funding has been dissected into seven key road projects; six have already been signed.


The last road remaining isthe proposed Paga Hill Ring Road.


Pictured: New Zealand Company Hawkins Construction and State signingthe contract at Government House.

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