Heavy rain delays road work in Huon Gulf


ROAD construction work in three council areas in Huon Gulf district, Morobe, was halted by wet weather causing landslides and continuous flooding.
Huon Gulf MP Ross Seymour travelled to Gorowazie, Gomena and Pema in Morobe post, Hotec in Salamaua, Mama-Bogeba and Lower Watut in Wampar, to assess the situation and progress of road works.
At Popoe, Seymour told the locals that the wet season delayed work on widening, back filling and gravelling of the road to the Morobe station.
A similar message was also relayed to Hotec villagers at Homiya Primary School last weekend.
Seymour said materials for the incomplete classrooms since 2011 under former MP Zibe Sasa would be airlifted as the condition of the new road was yet to be stabilised.
Prime Minister Peter O’Neill funded the double classroom but it was left incomplete.
Seymour told the communities that his office has already purchased PMV trucks to service the new roads.
These include the Morobe-Pema, Salamaua-Hotec, Rumion-Mama-Bogeba and Mafanazo-Wawas roads.
Seymour also announced that portable saw mills have been purchased for communities to produce timber for churches, schools, aid posts and family homes.
Work on roads in these three coincil areas will resume as soon as the heavy rain and flooding slows down.

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