Hand-over Ceremony of road construction equipment in Kokopo, East New Britain Province


On 14 December 2021, Ambassador Watanabe attended a ceremony together with Hon. Michael Nali, Minister for Works and Implementation, that handed over road construction equipment in Kokopo, East New Britain Province. The equipment is worth 300 million yen or approximately 10 million kina, and has been provided under the “Project for Economic and Social Development Program”. The road construction equipment which Japanese government handed over in Kokopo this time is an excavator, a vibration roller, a motor grader and a wheel loader, that will be followed soon by a backhoe loader and a dump truck. The same set of six equipment is provided also to Madan and Western Provinces.
Japan has been contributing to the PNG's national endeavor to upgrade road networks through the provision of road construction equipment as well as the technical cooperation aimed at transferring its technical know-how of road construction and maintenance.