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This is what the 9-Mile-Yalu Bridge section of the Lae-Nadzab road looks like today, not long after an announcement was made that work has started to turn this mess into a tarsealed four-lane highway.
This photo was taken on Sep 3.
On July 29, when told in Parliament by Tewai-Siassi MP Kobby Bomareo that the road was “in a very bad state”, Works Minister Michael Nali said the work was being held up by a “cashflow situation”.
On August 29, Works Secretary David Wereh said the contractor, China Railway, had been “instructed” to start work.
“We stick within the prior government approved ceiling of K600 million to deliver the road from the Bugandi roundabout all the way to Nadzab junction. This will eventually link up with the Highlands Highway which is starting at the same place,” Wereh said at the time.
So we wait.

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