The National, Wednesday October 9th, 2013
By BEATRICE BONAKOYA
MORE young Papua New Guinean engineers are taking up roles in managing procurement and construction in the aviation industry.
ADB country director Marcelo Minc said this at the opening of the Jackson Airport wing extension last Thursday.
The project was carried out under the ADB’s US$480 million (K1.1billion) Civil Aviation Development Improvement Programme (CADIP).
“We have seen young PNG engineers take up greater roles in managing complex procurement and construction work under this programme and we have been fortunate partners in these efforts,” Minc said.
Phase 1 of the CADIP also included the upgrading of the Kagamuga (Mt Hagen), Gurney (Alotau) and Kavieng airports.
The extended wing at the Jackson Airport aimed to ease the congestion of aircraft that cause flight delays.
Civil Aviation minister Davis Stevens had announced the Government’s approval of phase 2 of CADIP last week.
This would see more improved works on airports in Vanimo, Chimbu, Girua, Buka, Tokua, Momote, Madang and Nadzab.