by Eric Haurupma – EM TV News, Port Moresby
NCD Governor, Powes Parkop, said all road networks, as well as the Ela Beach Sea Park and Recreational Areas in Port Moresby will be upgraded to standard.
“The major facelift in these core government services will benefit city residents by minimising traffic congestion and provide ideal location for tourists,” Parkop said.
Governor Parkop said Taurama Road will be upgraded to four lanes while all other feeder roads like the Gerehu to 9 mile, Gerehu to Down Town and Gerehu to Morata will receive a similar facelift.
Paga Hill Road and Ela Beach Sea Park are currently undergoing major rehabilitation and maintenance.
He said the four-lane Taurama Road would run through the residential hub of Taurama.
According to Taurama residents they are happy to receive such government services into their area, however, they expressed their discrepancies as well.
Taurama resident Benjamin Eket said three quarters of the road would run through his premises.
Governor Parkop said NCDC has plans for Taurama to become a residential suburb of Port Moresby and so any structures including buildings located within its 40 metre corridor will need to be removed.