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.”
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.