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DECADE OF AGONY TO END

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DECADE OF AGONY TO END

A decade of dusty vehicle rides and water woes at the backwaters of Taurama Valley will end soon.

That is because the construction of these major infrastructures is nearing completion.

The Global Construction Limited has delayed the advancement of the road rehabilitation and sealing. As a result, laying down of the main water pipe by Eda Ranu along the road corridor contributed to this delay. More developments: https://postcourier.com.pg/major-road-development-under-way-in-the-city/

Taurama residents have nothing more to give as a token of appreciation to NCDC Governor Powes Parkop, NCDC Board and the management, and other partners.

However, they only offered their sincere word of thank you as is Melanesian cultural norm. The road, when completed, will open up this part of the city for investments and expansion.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND RETURN ON INVESTMENT

One such pioneer resident who could not hold back his words of appreciation is Robert Reuben. He said it was a sigh of relief when comparing the current status of development with his former days of agony.

“We have had to put up with so much dust during the dry weather and mud during the wet weather. We had to hire water trucks or use other innovative means for water,” he said.

“There are about 700 plus houses here. We have a population of almost 30,000 men, women and children here.

“Many public and private sector workers reside here. They travel to and from work. School has been a huge challenge considering the K3 bus fare from Manu Autoport to Taurama. That is only an one-way fare. So to get to work and school on a daily basis costs K6 per day or more. That is, if we have to transit from the Manu bus stop to other suburbs.”

DEVELOPMENT IS A WELCOMING NEWS

“So, this sealing of the road is fitting for us. It will help us travel in comfort. Hopefully, it will cut down the cost of our current living expenses,” said Reuben.

Mr Reuben stated the new road saw the installation of main water pipe, street lights, proper footpath and drainages. More NCD news: https://pngsun.com/2021/04/28/pay-from-govt-share-parkop/

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