Work on alternative route to Ramu Highway to begin soon

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WORK will begin next week on construction of the Usino-Yale Road as an alternate route to the Ramu Highway.
Usino-Bundi MP Jimmy Uguro said the contract to work on the new road had been awarded to JV PNG Investment.
That came immediately after Prime Minister Peter O’Neill officiated at the ground-breaking ceremony two weeks ago.
Uguro said the Madang-Usino Highway was mountainous and always having erosion and cracks.
This made it difficult for travelling passengers and drivers.
Uguro said criminals had been taking advantage of the situation and held up vehicles, robbed and even killed passengers.
He said the Government had long thought of creating another route and the Usino-Yale Road was identified.
Uguro said the route was flat all the way. He said the Government wanted all Ramu Nickel chromite that was transported to Usino and Lae for export to be shipped out of Madang.