MORE ROAD NETWORKS FOR PNG CAPITAL AS THE TRANSFORMATION CONTINUES
The National Capital District Commission (NCDC) plans to build more road networks in the city and at Motu Koita villages as the transformation continues.
The first is a new 4-lane road from Pitpit Street in Waigani to 8-Mile roundabout in front of the 9-Mile Quarry Elementary school.
Second, the Crocodile Farm two-lane road-measured 2.5 kilometers being under construction at Wildlife-will connect Erima and Wildlife with Morata Two (2) through the Nikkints Street. Under its first phase, Contractor Garrett Construction Limited has already sealed 1.3 kilometers of the Crocodile Farm road at a cost of K5.5 million. The progress of construction works to the second stage has been put on hold to clear off road encroachments.
The third new road project comprises of East Boroko to Saraga via Kipo and Ragamuga.
NCD Governor Hon. Powes Parkop further stated that instructions have been given to the City Manager and his team to work on 9-Mile to Dogura Road, ATS to Jacksons Parade and Kennedy Estate to Sir William Skates Highway commencing this year as well.
“Plans are also underway to see if the link between Scratchley Road link to Poreporena Freeway at Burns Peak and Ela Makana can also commence. I have also directed City Manager and his engineers to consider options of allowing investors to build some roads under Built-Operate-Transfer basis,” said Governor Parkop in a media statement.
Governor Parkop said the tender for the proposed four-lane-road design has already been conducted.
The cost for all the proposed roads is still unknown until their designs and scopes are in place, he said.
He is calling on the city residents living along or on these road corridors to refrain from encroaching the road and drainage reserves with illegal structures.
Envisaging that Morata and 8-Mile areas will become city centre in near future, Governor Parkop urged the residents to cooperate with the municipal government deliver this much-needed service.
He continued that the demolitions were carried out along the road corridors in preparation for the Waigani-8-Mile and Morata-Wildlife road projects.