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July 26, 2021

New Britain Link In Progress

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The New Britain Highway is turning into reality, with work being carried out on the 14km stretch that will connect West and East New Britain.

Provincial Administrator Williamson Hosea and his team visited the site recently to see the actual missing link.


Mr Hosea said once gravelling is completed, there will be a wet crossing at Pandi River during fine weather, awaiting the construction of a bridge upstream.


A local West New Britain contractor, Kaulong Estates Limited, is carrying out road works and drainage structures after being awarded the K4 million contract.


Locals are now calling on relevant government authorities to make funding available for contractors to upgrade and seal the road and link the two provinces.


Meanwhile, Kaulong managing director Francis Maneke says they will do gravelling work and do extras not necessarily under the contract to get the 14km missing link up to what’s required of a standard road.


Mr Maneke said Kaulong should complete the gravelling of the missing link with a month, well below the four months allowed for in the contract.


He said although not in the contract, Kaulong has built a camp site at Pandi where the Works Department can use in the future for maintenance purposes.

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