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July 18, 2016
Canstruct is delighted to announce that three of the Bridges in the Oro Province of PNG are now open. The Girua Bridge is 150 metres in length; the Ambogo Bridge is 100 metres and the Eroro Bridge is 66 metres.
The people of Oro province today celebrated the opening of three vital bridges. These bridges are set to help restore essential services and connect local communities to markets.
The Eroro, Girua and Ambogo bridges were constructed at a total cost of K139 million.
The construction of the Girua, Eroro, and Ambogo bridges is supported by the Australian government through the Transport Sector Support Program.
David Wereh, Secretary for Department of Works; Roy Mumu, Secretary for Department of Transport and James Passmore, Counselor from the Australian High Commission, unveiled the plaque at the Eroro Bridge, the first of the three bridges to be opened.
The Girua and Ambogo Bridges were then officially opened by Oro Governor, Gary Juffa.
Passmore said the achievement is a result of a close partnership between Australia and Papua New Guinea.
The heads of Departments of Works and Transport were pleased as Oro’s residents rely on the roads and bridges for access to health services, education, markets and other income generating opportunities.
Governor of Oro Province Gary Juffa