Project graduates six operators

National, Normal

The National, Thursday August 1st, 2013


A LOW key graduation of six heavy equipment operators in Lae, Morobe, marked the start of an ambitious project called “Mekim Rot” to link Nuku, in West Sepik, with all-weather roads by 2016. 

That was one of several projects initiated by local MP Joseph Sungi to launch his remote and under-developed electorate into the modern era.

Six new roadworks equipment costing K4 million will leave Lae today for Madang and onward to Aitape where they will be moved to Nuku.

Nuku Development Ltd, the project management company, is a subsidiary of Expectation Hickz Consultation Ltd, a West New Britain company with vast experience in oil palm road constructions. 

Project coordinator Luke Mukisa said the project will be spread over the two years with the target for delivery being 2016 with sealed roads.

He said 13 roads had been identified with a project funding of K4 million from district services improvement programme approved by the provincial supplies and tenders board.

He said the developer would build a new bridge and road to open access for the Nuku community to the Sepik River under the district’s road improvement programme.

“It will happen under a unique concept where project funds are parked at the district treasury and payments will be made to the management company upon completion of a road,” Mukisa said.