Funding has been provided to minor works on the Bumburum Bridge that will see more traffic flow and sustenance of more economic activities.
The Bumburum Bridge is located at Ward 11 of Nabak LLG in Nawaeb District of Morobe Province and the funding for its upkeep is coming from the Nawaeb District Development Authority (DDA).
The presentation of K50, 000 funding for minor works for the bridge was done recently in the presence of Labuta LLG Kiap Mr Pesa Takos. The funding allocation was approved through the Nawaeb District Development Authority through CEO Buds Botikie.
Nawaeb MP Theo Pelgen is keen to improve most infrastructures within the district and has set infrastructure development as number one priority.
“Already, timber for minor works of the bridge have been transported to project site. This Weekend construction will begin. It will take two weeks to complete due to weather issue.”
The minor works will be carried out by local contractor Wainga Construction, which comprises of local team of youths from the area.
According to Mr Takos, at Nabak Ward 11 which covers Kopsanik village and Gawam Village, the area has the highest numbers of coffee farmers with coffee production. Furthermore, Greens (Sako leaves) Gawam is the Major supplier to Lae city market with an estimated population of more than 5,000 plus people.
MP Pelgen said Nabak road (Nabak Highway) construction will commence soon when funding is approved.
The Nabak Highway Road is funded by Morobe Provincial Government through the Leadership of Morobe Governor Luther Wenge and Nawaeb DDA will counter fund the project.
Furthermore, the Gawam to Kasanombe- Baindoang new cut road project has been proposed and presented to CEO of NDDA funding.
A working technical team of Engineers are working on the scope of work and costing NDDA have also committed to upgrade the Gawam water supply maintenance, coffee nursery and elementary double classroom projects.