The country'’s capital city, Port Moresby is poised for a new appearance inthe next 3 to 4 years as new road works are set to begin.
Prime Minister Peter O'Neill announced cabinet'’s approval yesterday for road improverments that will cost about 700 million kina to complete. The source of funds from whichthe project costs are derived will come fromthe National Budgets – K400 million and K300 million fromthe Chinese loan.
Port Moresby itself will undergo six road projects. Ofthese, a 10 kilometre four-laned road will be constructed from Gerehu to Hanuabada village. This will be carrlied out by China Harbour Engineering,the same company assigned for the Lae Wharf upgrade.
The 1.2 kilometre road from six mile market tothe airport will also be a 4-lane road, and an overpass will be built also from Kookaburra Street inthe Erima Suburb to Sir John Guise Drive. This project will cost 160 million kina.
Meantime,the cheque presented yesterday was a 50 million kina dividend fromthe National Fisheries Authority tothe government to be put intothe NCDC Road project trust account.
ther major road links that will also undergo upgrade and sealing includethe Lae to Nadzab road, sections ofthe Highlands Highway, andthe Kokopau to Bein highway inthe Autonomous Region of Bougainville.