Over K200 Million Contract Signed

Two contracts were signed yesterday atthe government house for two different projects inthe Nothern and Hela provinces.


Government house was full with contractors, members of parliament,the media, and ther stakeholders.

The signing of contracts for the building of four bridges inthe Nothern Province took place first.


Australian Beidge Construction Company, Canstructowill rebuildthe four bridges destroyed in 2007 by Cyclone Guba in Nothern Province tothe project value of K130 million.


The government oPNG is contributing K85.5 million and AusAID will provide K52.4 million.


Another contract valued at K80 million was signed to build two administrative and a commercial building for the Hela Provincial government in Tari.


The project was awarded to Curtain Bethers a construction company already working inthe Hela province.


Hela Governor Anderson Agiru saidthey were looking forward to working withthe contractor to getthe project going, as it was part oftheir plans to changethe new Hela Province.


“It is our motto to ensure that changes happen in unlikely places like Tari…I want to see changes,” said Agiru.

He thankedthe government for its support in this project.


Funding for this project will come from High ImpactInfrastructure project funds underthe Kokopo benefit’sharing agreementofromthe provincial government’s internal revenue, and from budgetary support fromthe National Government.


The project is expected to be complete within eighteen months.

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