By Colleen Barilae – EM TV News, Lae
People and nearby communities, which access the Wawin Road in Morobe’s Huon Gulf district, can now look forward to using a smooth road.
A K5 million road upgrade project is set to begin construction with support from the Morobe Provincial Government and Huon Gulf district administration.
The 10 km road, which links one of the country’s national high schools and an agricultural station, has remained unsealed for over four decades.
Morobe is embarking on more impact road projects for the province with the limited funds it has.
Morobe Governor, Kelly Naru, when officiating the upgrade of a 10km road at Huon Gulf’s Wampar LLG, says the road upgrade project is one of several projects that the provincial government is fixing.
The Morobe government has yet many other road-upgrading projects that remain incomplete and some yet to begin construction pending the provincial supply and tender’s board approval.
The budget for the year lies at close to K20 million kina for road sealing in the province.
However, many sections of the whole city itself still require upgrade.
Funding needed for road upgrade projects is inadequate at the provincial level.
Apart from that Wawin Road upgrade are other incomplete projects like the West Taraka, Wagang and Erap- Nawaeb roads.
The Morobe Provincial Government aims to invest more in road upgrade projects rather than minor renovation or maintenance programs.
And with only few successful projects so far; the province can only hope for more funds to complete the rest.