A large community event was held today to celebrate the completion of a major project, funded through the Papua New Guinea-Australia Partnership, to seal the main town roads in Buin, laying the foundation for greater development in the South Bougainville region.
The K11.5 million project to upgrade Buin’s town roads was completed ahead of schedule and within budget.
Papua New Guinea’s new Minister for Transport and Infrastructure, the Hon. Westly Nukundj MP, and Australia’s Minister Counsellor in the Australian High Commission, Mr. Benedict David, today signed a partnership arrangement that will further boost the effectiveness of the Transport Department.
Communities in Bougainville that carry out Australian funded essential road maintenance work will now be paid using mobile money.
At a recent road safety workshop in Buka, brand new road safety signs were distributed to 15 local contractors. Small and medium sized contractors play a vital part in the routine maintenance of Bougainville’s road network.
The Department of Works has hosted workshops in Port Moresby and Lae aimed at strengthening road safety measures across Papua New Guinea. The two Australian-funded workshops coincided with the fourth UN Global Road Safety Week recently and brought together key partners in order to promote improved road safety.
More than 60 contractors have taken part in a series of workshops aimed at strengthening the capacity of the road construction industry in Papua New Guinea last month. The workshops were delivered as part of the economic partnership between Papua New Guinea and Australia to support the growing road construction industry.
A formal ceremony was held on 21 March to celebrate the completion of a project to reseal the road from Arawa town to Kieta Port, laying the foundation for greater economic activity in the region.
Papua New Guinea Air Services Limited today launched a new project that will greatly improve the safety and reliability of aircraft landing at major airports across the country.
A formal ceremony was held today to mark the progress of an Australian funded project to seal selected town roads in Buin.
Papua New Guinea’s National Maritime Safety Authority (NMSA) and Australian High Commission this week signed a new partnership arrangement in support of the maritime agency’s vital work.