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.
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.
Papua New Guinea’s Department of Works and the Australian High Commission yesterday celebrated the signing of a long-term arrangement formalising Australia’s technical support to the Department through the Transport Sector Support Program.
A K139 million project to fund the construction of four new bridges at Eroro, Girua, Ambogo and Kumusi to replace bridges destroyed by Cyclone Guba in 2007 is nearly complete.