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Construction of Lae-Nadzab Road Underway, and Other Projects

To continue the development and construction of the Lae-Nadzab four-lane road in the province of Lae Morobe, the government has allocated K19 million. This news is according to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for National Planning and Monitoring and Member for Bulolo Sam Basil who added that the funding has already been made to the contractor, China Railway, and the project is now in progress.

He added that aside from this, the Wafi-Golpu project is also in the pipeline.

“For Wafi-Golpu, the national government has given K10 million to the Morobe Provincial Government and K2 million each to Bulolo and Huon Gulf districts for impact project management programs,” he said. “For Bulolo, our share of K2 million funding has been used to build the Golpu House for our landowners at a cost of K1.6 million. The building is currently under construction. And we still have a remaining budget of K400, 000 to fund other impact projects for our landowners.”

He added that aside from these two projects, also in the works are the Wagan fisheries project, Nadzab airport redevelopment, satellite township and provincial boundary for the development of rural district bus stops, expansion of the Lae market, and many others. The deputy prime minister also added that the government has allocated K140 million in tax into the MPG through GST from the Internal Revenue Commission (IRC).

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