In brief: Purari River gets PM’s backing and other stories

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Among our stories this week: the PM backs Purari River, National Roads Authority chief outlines Papua New Guinea’s roads challenge and a new INA report outlines impediments for the private sector.

Lae airport highway upgrade begins this month

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Construction of the long-awaited Lae-Nadzab Road upgrade to a four-lane highway begins this month, after Prime Minister Peter O’Neill launched the project last week.

Six new road projects ‘a gamechanger’ for Port Moresby

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Port Moresby business leaders have welcomed a Cabinet decision to spend more than K700m (US$320m) on six major road projects for the National Capital District.