The National – Wednesday, February 16, 2011
By ELLEN TIAMU
CEMENT producers in Lae are working overtime to produce aggregates needed for the roads upgrading in the city.
The two main companies supplying the products to the four companies working on concrete roads are Lae-based Boinamo Enterprises Ltd and PNG Ready Mixed Ltd, both based in Lae.
PNG Ready Mixed’s operations manager Karik Silingi yesterday said because four companies were working on specified sections of the city roads at one go, they all required concrete products all at once and their company was working extra hours to meet the demand.
Silingi said company workers were currently working seven days a week from dawn to dusk to make sure all four companies, and their other clients, got what they wanted.
The other, Boinamo Enterprises said it had the most advanced technology in PNG and enough equipment and machinery to handle the load if need be.
The four companies awarded contracts to cement the roads are R & Sons Construction, Shorncliffe PNG Ltd, FTM Construction and Cameron Construction Ltd.
R & Sons Construction will upgrade the 1.4km between the Bugandi junction and Snack Bar at a cost of about K9 million while Shorncliffe PNG Ltd will commence work on the 1.2km stretch between the Angau roundabout to Tusa Medical center, including 12th street at a cost of K9.8 million.
FTM Construction were awarded K9.1 million for the 1.1km upgrading work from Milfordhaven to Huon road and onto Markham Junction while Cameron Construction Ltd received K9.8 million for the 1.3km stretch between Coronation Drive, Central Bus Stop and 6th, 8th and 9th streets.
Nearly all the companies have begun work.