Hawkins New Zealand signs for roadwork

National, Normal

The National, Monday July 29th, 2013


THE awarding of the design and construction of the Kookaburra Road and fly-over to the Erima roundabout has been finalised.

The signing with the contractor, Hawkins New Zealand, took place at Government House last Friday.

The project costing K160,368,474, is funded by the Government.

City manager Leslie Alu, on behalf of Governor Powes Parkop, said it was the second last signing for the seven roads in the city. Only the Paga Hill ring road contract is left.

He said the signing was delayed because of technical setbacks that were later settled by the NCD engineer’s rigorous assessment of the project site.

“This project is the first of its kind in PNG despite the construction being delayed. I trust that Hawkins New Zealand will complete the construction before the start of the Pacific Games (in 2015),” Alu said. 

Country manager and director of Hawkins New Zealand Seth Pardoe said the project would take 108 weeks.

“Because this is a design and construction project, we will use the next eight weeks to do geo-technical work as well as surveys before the actual detailed design can be put forward for construction,” he said. 

“Hawkins has done a lot of projects in the Asia Pacific region but this is the first project in PNG.”