By MALUM NALU
Daru will have a new K10 million wharf trestle in August this year, The National reports.
This follows the launching of the project last Friday by PNG Sustainable Development Program (PNGSDP), effectively giving the green lights to contractor Curtain Brothers to start work.
|Curtain Brothers’ employees start work on the Daru wharf trestle last Friday.-Nationalpic by MALUM NALU|
The project signboard was unveiled by Western province Governor Dr Bob Danaya and South Fly MP Tony Subam
“The existing Daru wharf was condemned two years ago as the trestle had deteriorated to an extent that it was unsafe to use,” said PNGSDP chief executive officer David Sode.
“This affected movement of cargoes in and out of Daru significantly, with the flow-on effect on businesses, costs and reliability of coastal shipping.
“PNGSDP is providing K10.2 million for the reconstruction of the trestle.
“A contract has been awarded to Curtain Brothers to undertake the rehabilitation work.
“The wharf will be available for regular use by year end.”
Curtain Brothers project manager Tony King assured everyone that the project would be completed by August.
“The trestle wharf is being completely demolished,” he said.
“You’re going to get a brand-new trestle wharf.”
“We expect the project to be completed by August.
“We look forward to having the job completed on time.”