Four-lane airport highway in Lae gets go-ahead


BAI logo no textThe work to upgrade the 40-kilometre stretch of road between the port of Lae and Nadzab Airport into a four-lane highway is expected to begin in June 2013, according to the Lae Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Chamber President Alan McLay, a member of the project’s steering committee, told Business Advantage PNG that the Papua New Guinea Government had approved the project, which will be funded by China’s Exim Bank. The work is likely to significantly improve what is currently a 40-minute journey.

The total cost of the upgrade is K470 million (US$218), with the first stage costing about K150 million (US$70 million).

The project is expected to take three years to complete.

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  1. Junior Allan says

    I think it’s nice that our number of cars are increase in every year so the lane can fitted with the care. I suggest that every driver must educate first how to drive in the lane Before driving a car.

  2. Adrian Saimor says

    I think that’s a very nice improvement in our country economically. I suggest they do this for all highways in PNG because along most of our highways, we keep on experiencing deaths due to car accidents.

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