The deteriorating roads on the west coast of Namatanai in New Ireland will be upgraded.
The national government and New Ireland Provincial Government will partner to complete the road project, earmarked at a cost of K28 million.
New Ireland Governor, Sir Julius Chan, announced the commencement of the upgrade of roads recently at a local church opening.
Speaking during the United Church Opening at Pakinsela village, Governor Chan said current work on the east coast of New Ireland will be delayed to allow engineers survey roads in the west coast area before the contractor moves in to upgrade the road to proper standards.
“By Monday (yesterday) the local works engineers will be on the road to begin ground work,” said Governor Chan.
“Roads on the west coast of Namatanai have been neglected for far too long and it’s about time something is done to serve people on this side of the province,” Chan added.
Governor Chan is adamant the road will be upgraded and open for use in 2017.