The National, Tuesday July 30th, 2013
By ABIGAIL APINA
THE new Koloi-Gigipuna Road in Talasea district, West New Britain, is 35% completed, according to provincial works manager John Sitapai.
The K6.97 million project was awarded to Dekenai Construction, which began work in February. It should be completed in two months.
Sitapai said the project came under the transport sector support programme funded by AusAID.
He said another K1.4 million was allocated for other small projects involving gravelling and drainage improvement on the New Britain highway.
He said K950,000 was for routine maintenance on the highway, Hoskins and Kimbe.
Sitapai said K2.9 million had been made available by the provincial administration to carry out maintenance on provincial roads in the two districts in the province – Kandrian Gloucesta and Talasea.
Meanwhile, the Kimbe town sealing and improvement is progressing under a K9.8 million funded by the provincial administration. It is 85% complete.
“We have a good governor and two MPs who trust us enough to push us to carry out all these projects,” he said.
“The funds are in our system and we are implementing these projects as expected.”
Sitapai said the four-lane road project for Kimbe town was progressing.