Cement more economica

Letters, Normal

The National, Monday, May 2, 2011

I REFER to the letter “Cement is not the best so­lution” (The National, Ap­ril 28) by Betong Gabeya.
I understand where the writer is coming from to present his argument on cementing of Lae roads.
However, the writer failed to provide an alternative that would be a satisfactory solution in rehabilitating Lae roads.
We all know cement is not the best engineering solution but it is an economically viable solution.
There is no need to point fingers at the engineers.
Instead politicians should cop the blame and should explain why funds were not set aside to seal the roads with bitumen.
You may have the best engineers in the world but what can you could when your budget is limited?


Vicky Abuzo