UPDATE ON GULF-MOROBE HI’WAY
The Gulf-Morobe highway project will link the Highlands, Momase and the Southern Regions when completed before the country’s golden jubilee in 2025, thanks to the Connect PNG initiative of the National Government.
A site engineer, who preferred not to be named, said the trans-island highway project started in August 2021 and is expected to be completed before September 16, 2025.
Giving an update of the project, he highlighted that the road construction has already reached Yambona village in Gulf’s Kaintiba Local Level Government (LLG), a 3-kilometre into Gulf province.
Before Bema High School is reached, 5 more kilometers of pilot tracking has to be covered, he said.
He added that the road is simultaneously being constructed by groups of workers from Morobe and Gulf branches of the National Department of Works and Highways.
We’ll be working towards Kotitanga (which is measured to be over) 60 plus kilometers to get there. We have our Gulf team working towards Kotitanga that’s where we (are) going to meet. We won’t be going Malalawa way. That depends on the weather and the terrain here. Our target is to reach Kotitanga before 2025, 16 September, when PNG celebrates its 50th independence,” he told PNG SUN.