Siassi road contract in order, says builder

Lae News, Normal

A CONTRACTOR working on a road in the Tewai-Siassi district of Morobe province followed all due process to be awarded a contract and had no hidden agenda, contrary to claims, its management said this week.
The company, Hat Metal Tech (HMT), had been working on the Lablab-Bunsil road in Siassi but work was delayed for nine months due to district’s administration processes.
HMT owner Harold Titiley said this while referring to comments made by former MP Isaac Narol on his work on the island.
The comments were baseless, defamatory and untrue, Mr Titiley said, adding that HMT had been engaged in project development in Lae for more than two years and although they were new on Siassi, they had proven that they could get the job done.
Mr Titiley said his company had engaged professional consultants who had been working with his company on the roads and bridges in Siassi.
HAT had been working in consultation with Kepy Consultants, through a memorandum of agreement signed under the Government’s public-private partnership policy.