Bogia development authority make roads its priority

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THE Department of Works in Madang has began upgrading the Bogia-Tangu road in Madang.
A funding of K490,400 from the Bogia District Development Authority (DDA) kicked off the first phase of the construction work which began three weeks ago.
Bogia MP Robert Naguri, who is also the DDA chairman, said the district had made a U-turn to prioritise road upgrading in the district that would benefit the people in terms of economic opportunities and government services.
Naguri said the district had limited funds but he had prioritised important infrastructure like roads.
He acknowledged that Tangu road was in need of repair and its poor state had negatively impacted the people.
Blasius Uliba, from Tangu, said grade eight and seven students at Tangu Primary School were forced to walk long distances to get to school because cars and trucks could not use the road.
“Sometimes our students, both boys and girls, push and pull the vehicles with ropes to help move school materials,” Uliba said.
He said that the Tangu community were pleased and relieved to see the government fixing their road.
Works project supervisor Michael Sakarim said Bogia DDA committed K1 million for upgrading district’s five roads.
Sakarim said K238,000 had been allocated for the maintenance and upgrading of each road this month.
He said the section of road from Holy Spirit High School to Tangu was completed last week.
Sakarim said work on the Tangu-Guam road began last week and would be completed by next week.
Other roads in line were the Mikarop-Ariangon, Mikarop-Giri and the Nubia turn-off to Mor Bridge.

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