A collaboration of organisations, including the Government of Papua New Guinea (PNG), the World Bank, Roads Australia and Cardno, held a forum in Brisbane to explore contracting opportunities and encourage Australian road contractors to bid for road projects in PNG.
The current government has committed funding to increase the availability and reliability of transport infrastructure. Road infrastructure maintenance and development are key priorities. Major initiatives include:
- rebuilding the Highland Highway to world standard
- upgrading major city roads to urban standard
- rehabilitating 1,000 kms of the road network; and
- long-term maintenance of 4,000 kms of the road network already in good condition
The Government of PNG is keen to pursue the efficient and effective delivery of the 2015 works program to open up opportunities and deliver improved services to communities and markets.
Presentations and photographs from the event can be viewed HERE
Reece Waldock lunch in Perth
Roads Australia held another successful and informative Industry Lunch with guest speaker Reece Waldock, Director General, Department of Transport, in Perth.
With over 140 members and guests in attendance, the event, which was kindly sponsored by Advisian, was sold out.
The audience enjoyed the lunch and Reece’s presentation, which highlighted the Department’s major projects and key initiatives including congestion management; investing in freight infrastructure; and traffic signal optimisation.
A copy of Reece’s presentation can be found HERE.
Please see the PHOTO GALLERY for photos from the event.