Building roads costly, says MP


LAE city needs K150 million to upgrade its road network, says Lae MP John Rosso.
“Many people in the city’s suburbs have complained that they do not have good roads, but all these need money and we do not have that much money to fix them (roads) all at once,” he said.
However, Rosso, who is Lands and Physical Planning Minister said the little that Morobe government and the National Government gave would be utilised well to get those roads fixed over time.
Rosso made these comments after opening the upgraded Bumbu Road – starting from Lae showground to Eriku main bus stop covering 800m – a concrete road built at a cost of K4.7 million.
He said building good roads cost millions of kina depending on the size, length and quality of a particular road.
“For a sealed bitumen surface one kilometre long with drainage, street lights, it will cost between K8 million and K10 million and when people complain about good roads, they forget about the costs that it will incur.”
Rosso pointed out that Lae had many problems apart from roads such as water supply and others.