The construction work on the second phase of the 300-metre West Taraka road in Lae is nearing completion.
The road was funded on a K2 million grant approved by the Provincial Executive Council for concrete slabs and street lighting.
Lae Lord Mayor, Koim Trilu Leahy, called on the residents of West Taraka to be responsible, and take ownership of the developments.
The JV PNG Investment Construction started three weeks ago, and they hope to see its completion by next week.
“We pride ourselves on using the local community to help in the construction, that is why our work is timely,” Anish Sanjel, Project Engineer, says.
This 300-metre long road is part of the first phase of construction of the 2.6 kilometers, which started from the junction near the Bumbu Bridge to the back of West Taraka.
The construction was half completed in September last year, due to lack of funding.
A father and a resident, who has lived in West Taraka for more than 55 years, was emotional when expressing his feelings of this development.
“We have seen governments come and go and it has been a long time since we have made to feel we matter because we vote and cry for services. We need services,” Petrus Kumbang, resident expresses.
The Lae Lord Mayor, Koim Trilu Leahy, who was present at the construction site, called on residents of West Taraka to be responsible and take care of the developments.
“We have been waiting for a long time for this, and national government keeps on turning a blind eye on funding this city,” Mayor Leahy said.