TAPINI TO BULOLO ROAD UNDER CONSTRUCTION
National Capital District and Central Province will be linked with Morobe Province via road when the Goilala’s Tapini to Bulolo road construction is complete.
Last Friday, Prime Minister James Marape led a ministerial delegation to the district to see for himself a network of roads under construction throughout Goilala District.
PM Marape confirmed that Tapini to Bulolo road has already with K5 million, while the long awaited Tapini to Guari road has finally received the government’s nod.
The first stop over was at Lilo Primary School along the Tapini Highway to see the status of the Tapini Highway Rehabilitation program which is currently taking place between Arapokina in Kairuku-Hiri to Tapini Station in Goilala.
Goilala MP and Transport and Infrastructure Minister and Acting Commerce & Industry Minister, William Samb confirmed that since 2019 to 2021, K20 million has been used for the Rehabilitation program of the Tapini Highway.
During the visit to Lilo Primary School, Prime Minister Marape made a commitment for K10 million every year for the next 10 years.
At Lilo, Mr Marape announced a K4 million funding commitment for the road with works commencing early next year once the funds are released.
After the visit to Lilo, Prime Minister Marape and his delegation flew to Kunam for the second phase of the district tour of the roads to check on the status of the new Dubuy road.
Dubuy Road has received a funding of K8 million in 2021 through Public Investment Program (PIP) funding.
Both Road links will open the economic corridor into the agriculture food bowl in Goilala with cash crops like coffee among others being grown such as english potatoes and bulb onions.
Prime Minister Marape announced a national government commitment of K5 million every year for the next 10 years for the Dubuy Road.
Prime Minister Marape and Minister Samb were accompanied by Defence Minister, Solan Mirisin, and Public Service Minster, Joe Sungi.