Wharf development continues


ABOUT 36 per cent of work on driving piles into the ground for the new international wharf at Motukea Port in Port Moresby was completed in January, according to PNG Ports Limited.
PNG Ports, in a statement, said work commenced last September and rest of the work was progressing on schedule.
Out of the five (A-E) rows of 34 piles, rows A and B have been completed and waiting to be cut off. Piling at rows C, D and E commenced in January this year with 147 (out of 170) pile caps cast.
Casting of deck units commenced last December and is currently ongoing with casting of beams which also commenced around the same time with work in progress also.
Chief infrastructure officer Waqa Bauleka said it is anticipated that the work is expected to complete in October. The new international wharf or quay face would be 250 metres in length.
Meanwhile, the current international wharf (berth 4A) in downtown Port Moresby would continue to serve PNG Ports’ international cargo customers until commissioning of the new port.

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