Parkop launches K22mil two-lane road construction

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RESIDENTS of Taurama in Port Moresby will enjoy a new K22 million two-lane ring road with new water mains by December.
The construction of this stage three ring road from Tuna Bay turnoff to Taurama Beach was launched yesterday by the National Capital District Governor Powes Parkop and Moresby-South MP Justin Tkatchenko.
Parkop said the road would be built for the Motu-Koitabu people purposely for conservation purposes and no other types of activities.
“The construction was supposed to open on Jan 6 but was postponed till now,” he said.
“It is valued as K22.47 million but is expected to finish at around K25 million, together with new water mains contracted by Global Construction.”
Tkatchenko thanked residents and landowners of Taurama for allowing the service through.
“I asked the residents and landowners, whose houses are built on the reserved area, to bear with us for the construction which we don’t want delayed,” he said.
Tkatchenko said that they could not bring all service like hospitals, schools and markets into Taurama without a proper road.
Parkop said investment in the capital city was not for residents only.
“It’s an investment for our country.
“This is the capital city of PNG and first impression is most important,” he said.
“In less than 20 years’ time, 70 per cent of the population will live in urban areas.”