Polye moves back in office

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CIVIL Aviation, Transport and Works Minister Don Polye official moved back into his ministerial office at the Transport Department at 7-Mile in Port Moresby on Wednesday after being reappointed on Jan 5 and was given a briefing on ongoing projects.
Sources at the department told The National that Mr Polye was given a brief of “the status of all transport sector agencies and status of ongoing projects”.
The source said: “The minister’s back and today is his first day back to his office and we have just finished compiling a brief for him.
“I think things are going to get moving again.”
Attempts to contact Mr Polye on Wednesday night were in vain, but earlier, he had assured that once he was briefed on the progress of things he would ensure that he would “get the ball rolling”.
He said all major projects throughout the nation would be priority to get funding and be completed and investigations into various accidents such as the Kokoda air crash.
“Ensuring all transport current infrastructure projects, new projects, capital projects and rehabilitation projects under implementation are assessed and ensure works are expedited are my priorities,” Mr Polye said. 
He had said his priority would be legislative reform to bring the transport sector up to speed and a restructure exercise for transport sector agencies.
He also plans to review the National Transport Development Plan to ensure medium and long term goals are in line with the Government’s strategic vision 2050.