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.
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.
A formal ceremony was held today to mark the progress of an Australian funded project to seal selected town roads in Buin.
An Australian-funded contract to upgrade and seal roads in Buin Town, South Bougainville has been awarded this week. The K4.8 million project will improve four roads that connect the Buin High School, government offices, shops, and residences of Buin.
The Oro Bridges Reconstruction Project was completed this month with the opening of Papua New Guinea’s longest two lane bridge at 285 metres at Kumusi.
Today dignitaries from Australia and Papua New Guinea celebrated the completion of the Oro Bridges Reconstruction Project. The project was delivered by the Department of Works in partnership with the Australian Government.