Govt building more roads, infrastructure


PRIME Minister Peter O’Neill says the Government is building more roads and infrastructure around the country to facilitate the efficient delivery of services into rural areas.
He told the Consultative Implementation and Monitoring Council forum in Port Moresby yesterday that roads were the key to economic development in a country like PNG.
“There are many roads being built – the Gulf Highway and the highway from Morobe to Kikori (which is) nearing completion. We will see more trade and the flow of goods and services,” O’Neill said.
He made it clear that the Government was careful when planning and building roads to ensure they benefitted more people.
“People might have doubts about infrastructure spending, particularly in the larger cities, but we must invest so that we can move our country forward. We are focusing on locations where population growth is taking place and business activity has the potential to increase. That way we can make receive maximum value of such infrastructure,” O’Neill said.
“The Government is fulfilling its promise in key priority areas and have achieved so much in a short span of time.
“Once the entire road network in the country opens up, service delivery will reach many remote areas. People will appreciate that the Government has not forgotten them.”

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