230317Resealed road better connects Arawa to Kieta Port
By Aloysius Laukai
A formal ceremony was held this week (March 21, 2017) to celebrate the completion of a project to reseal the road from Arawa town to Kieta Port, laying the foundation for greater economic activity in the region.
The K8.6 million project was delivered as part of Australia’s long-running partnership with the Autonomous Bougainville Government to help maintain Bougainville’s road network. It complements the recent K4.7 million project to seal a number of town roads in Arawa.
The new surface and upgraded drainage has made the road safer and more reliable whilst improving connections between people and essential services. The resealed road has reduced travel times, better connecting local businesses to and from Arawa town and the local port and airport.
Secretary of Bougainville’s Department of Technical Services, Bernard Tzilu, was very pleased with the improvements to the road delivered through the project.