Govt approves K16mil for district road in Kompiam-Ambum

David Wereh

THE Government has approved more than K16 million to seal the road from Naremada to Kompiam station to boost business and agricultural activities in Enga’s Kompiam-Ambum.
During the signing of the contract at the Government House yesterday, Works secretary David Wereh said the sealing of the 16km road was part of the Government’s plan to upgrade national and provincial roads.
“The sealing of the road along with pavement rehabilitation, drainage maintenance and other associated work is to see that our major roads are upgraded and sealed,” Wereh said.
“Road sealing in this part of the province will improve roads for the Kompiam-Ambuam people with vehicles to provide transport to the farmers.”
The Government allocated K16.1 million to seal the road at a cost of K1 million per kilometre.
“This section of the road has been upgraded to a base course level and the funding is only for stabilisation and sealing,” Wereh said.
He said it is part of the Government and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Highlands’ road network programme funded by the ADB.
Meanwhile, Wereh said transport and agricultural activities could be improved through the upgrading and sealing of roads around the country.