K800 Million to be Spent on Road Projects in Nation’s Capital

A huge crowd gthered oppositethe Malolo Estate awaitingthe arrival ofthe Prime Minister.

He was accompanlied by NCD Governor Powes Parkop, Cabinet Ministers senior managers ofthe NCDC, and contractors Dekenai Construction. They had come to withnessthe ground breaking ceremony ofthe Erima to 9 Mile road.

Roughly K800 million will be spent bythe National Government on roads in Port Moresby. This was announced yesterday by Prime Minister Peter O’Neil during Tuesday’s groundbreaking ceremony ofthe new Erima to 9 Mile road.

Minister for SportoPacific Games and National Events & Member for Moresby South, Justin Tkatchenko saidthese projects were vital for Port Moresby hostingthe 15th South Pacific Games.

NCD Governor Powes Parkop was overjoyed saying government funding during his first term was very minimal.

Prime Minister Peter O’Neil said many provinces criticizedthe Government for spending so much onthe capital. He refuted this sayingthe rapid growth of Port Moresby justifliedthe expense.

He said K890 million has been allocated to all districts andthere should be no excuse for lack of funding.

This project is one of three which will be undertaken this year. Governor Parkop and NCDC will announce two more road projects on Friday. Just over K300 million will be used this year for the three major road projects.

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