MAJOR PNG ROAD PROJECT BEGINS

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PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (January 2, 2001 - Post-Courier/PINA Nius Online)---A massive K 74.5 million (US$ 19.7 million) road and bridge project for Papua New Guinea's Sandaun province, bordering Indonesia’s West Papua, was officially launched by acting Prime Minister Michael Ogio.

The launch kick starts the sealing of roads in Aitape, construction and sealing of roads from Lumi to Nuku, construction of bridges in Nuku, and Wuntung, and the sealing of the Vanimo-Wutung highway.

Mr. Ogio said Global Construction and the Indonesian construction company Hutama Karya Nuigini were awarded contracts for these major projects.

Mr. Ogio said the current government was not afraid of making big decisions and huge financial commitments because it believed in delivering goods and services to all the people of Papua New Guinea.

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