By EVAH BANIGE
ALL roads in Lae city will be made of concrete, Morobe Governor Luther Wenge said.
That is the best possible option the Government has taken to remedy the road woes in the city, he said at a press conference yesterday in Lae.
Mr Wenge, while staunchly defending his statements that the roads were the responsibility of the National Government, said his government had already committed K7 million from its annual budget to maintain the roads.
He said the provincial government had been trying its best to maintain the roads.
Mr Wenge said all road work should start next month when the K20 million allocations from the Government were ready.
He said the idea of concreting roads in the city was supported by Prime Minister Sir Michael Somare who told him that he would ask countries like Korea to help with the concreting.
Meanwhile, the provincial executive council (PEC) had approved a K100,000 funding for the engagement of scientists.
These scientists preferably biologists or chemists will study the chemical composition of the Watut and Markham rivers which carry mine wastes from the Hidden Valley mine.
Mr Wenge said this would be to ascertain whether the deposits from the rivers would indeed pose a threat to the river communities.