Awesa to make statement on bridge

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The National, Thursday 28th March 2013

 WORKS Minister Francis Awesa says he will make a formal statement on the status of the Kingston Bridge in Kainantu, Eastern Highlands, today.

The bridge links several key institutions, including the Aiyura National High School, Coffee Industry Corporation and Summer Institute of Linguistics as well as the Obura- Wonenara district. 

Awesa said he was aware that travel to the area was affected but was not aware of the progress of repair work on the bridge.

He said he would find out the status from his department and respond to the question asked by Obura-Wonenara MP Mehra Minne Kipefa, who  expressed concern about the delay in repairing the bridge.

Kipefa also asked if the Works department could engage the Defence Force engineering battalion to work on the bridge.