Canstruct won a major contract with the PNG Government to rebuild four bridges in the Oro Province of PNG. The bridges were destroyed by Cyclone Guba in 2007.

The Governor-General of PNG, Sir Michael Ogio signed the contract on Thursday 10 October, 2013 in Port Moresby. The PNG Department of Works will manage the project.

David Wereh, Acting Secretary for the Department of Works, said “I am pleased that an access route for the people of Oro commuting into towns and districts will finally be constrcted through these four bridges.

We value the partnership that the government of PNG and Australia has enjoyed for a number of years and we are committed to continuing this relationship as we work towards achieving the goal of creating better access routes for people living in both rural and urban communities.”

The government of PNG is contributing K85.5million, while the Australian government is providing up to K52.4million in new funds for the project. The four bridges will be for – Kumusi River, Girua River, Ambogo River and Eroro River. Northern Province Governor, Gary Juffa commended the contract.

Mr Juffa said the absence of bridges has cost lives and misery for the people of Northern Province, because of the lack of access to vital government services and business houses. He said the signing was a relief for himself and the people.

  • Richard gets Wheelchair on 11th March 2015 – Canstruct and PNG Health – Partnership – Oro

    Richard gets Wheelchair on 11th March 2015 – Canstruct and PNG Health – Partnership – Oro

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  • Installing the new piles at Kumusi in March 2015.

    Installing the new piles at Kumusi in March 2015.

    View of Kumusi Pile installation works in March 2015.

  • Kumusi Existing Pier

    Kumusi Existing Pier

    This pier is all that remains of the Kumusi bridge from Cyclone Guba floods. It has spiritual and family connections to the community and plans are being made to retain it as a Remembrance Memorial.

  • In March 2015, Canstruct is employing  over 50 PNG Nationals and a further 20 through sub-contractors on this job.

    In March 2015, Canstruct is employing over 50 PNG Nationals and a further 20 through sub-contractors on this job.

    In March 2015, Canstruct is employing over 50 PNG Nationals directly and an additional 20 through our sub-contractors.

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    The Governor of Oro Province, Mr Gary Juffa and the Kumusi community witnessed the first Kumusi piles being driven on 25th of February with a ceremony by the landowners and chiefs.

  • Ajeka Village Welcome – Kumusi – Winston Janjara, Cliff Lifu, and Des Gwilliams

    Ajeka Village Welcome – Kumusi – Winston Janjara, Cliff Lifu, and Des Gwilliams

  • The senior leadership team for the Oro Bridges contract left to right – Terry McComskie, Peter Bass, Dan Murphy, Robin Murphy and David Agostinho.

    The senior leadership team for the Oro Bridges contract left to right – Terry McComskie, Peter Bass, Dan Murphy, Robin Murphy and David Agostinho.

  • David Wereh, Sir Michael Ogio, Robin Murphy and Dan Murphy signing the contract to build 4 new bridges in PNG, 10 Oct 2013

    David Wereh, Sir Michael Ogio, Robin Murphy and Dan Murphy signing the contract to build 4 new bridges in PNG, 10 Oct 2013

  • Gary Juffa, Governor of Oro Province, Australian High Commissioner for PNG, Ms Deborah Stokes, Robin Murphy

    Gary Juffa, Governor of Oro Province, Australian High Commissioner for PNG, Ms Deborah Stokes, Robin Murphy