Ailing roads get the royal treatment

THE government will spend K29 million ($A13.6 million) sprucing up roads ahead of Prince Charles’ visit next month, while another K600 million in projects to ease congestion for the 2015 Pacific Games are tipped.
Ailing roads get the royal treatment Ailing roads get the royal treatment Ailing roads get the royal treatment Ailing roads get the royal treatment Ailing roads get the royal treatment

According to The National, K9 million will be spent improving six roads in the National Capital District for the royal visit, with another K20 million for repairs to parts of the Poreporena Freeway and Sir John Guise Drive.

While it's not yet clear how much will come from financing arrangements, NCD Governor Powes Parkop reportedly said a K600 million roads package was on the cards.

This investment includes developing a four-lane road from "Gerehu to 8-Mile and 9-Mile that would eventually end at Bautama".

According to the report, other work includes upgrading the Baruni to Badihagwa road, Paga Hill ring road, Gordon industrial roads, the Erima roundabout to 9-Mile, and a flyover linking Sir John Guise Drive to Kookaburra Street and onto Jackson Airport.

Prince Charles is visiting Port Moresby as part of this year's Diamond Jubilee events.

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