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Subject: Seeking Information - Wabag - Wapenamanda Road Reconstruction


Author:
Den'Den Riani
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Date Posted: Sun, Nov 12 2006, 08:59:35pm

Could anyone please enlighten me, I am sure Global was the company that was involved in the building of the initial road which they screwed up big time. Was there another joint venture company that was involved?

Please,if it was so, tell me.....we need to know some facts before the current K22 million allocated for the Wapenamanda - Wabag road will be a waste and the road will again crumble, deteriorate and disintegrate in less than 6 months.

For a better Enga, not tomorrow but now.

Den'Den.

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Author:
v
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Date Posted: Sun, Nov 12 2006, 09:08:25pm

The Works Department (National of Provincial Office) should have those information. Atlernatively, the Enga Provincial Government Information office.

Sorry, I do not know the contact numbers of these offices.

Do a lookup through the White Pages.

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Author:
Engan Lege
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Date Posted: Mon, Jan 01 2007, 02:15:09am

The construction materials used on this road as base and subbase were outside specification. Obviously some sort of a compromise with the contractor.

DOW, we still try to maintain some public confidence, despised similar status of many roads around the country. The Engan provincial government should show some interest to see how works are done this time around. This is an important investment for the people of Enga.
I'm personally disappointed that the provincial government is not doing enough in sustaining the Engan road network.
Engan Lege

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Author:
Den'Den
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Date Posted: Mon, Jan 01 2007, 07:35:03pm

Engan Lenge,

I posted the original subject for this matter just about the same time when the road linking Wapenamanda and Wabag commenced reconstruction. A projected of this magnitude, fuelled by K22 million fund, as I believe should not have just gone ahead with out being questioned by each and every Engan. The simple reason being, visible disintegration of the original road constructed a couple of months back. I really am not pursuing any political interest nor pointing fingers "but”, I believe that such money must be utilised not to quickly construct Enga's prime road link to benefit personal interests but a quality road that must last longer than what was experienced with the former.

This calls for me to make mention the construction of the Mt. Hagen - Wapenamanda road. I give credit to Barclay Brothers who without the slightest doubt, incorporated detailed Civil Engineering procedures which is today eminent even after all these years. An approach similar to that of the Barclay Brothers needs to be executed if the road link between WAP-WAB is to sustain for a long time. If not, gigantic portholes will once again cripple the newly erected pavement. Lets all think.

Den'den

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Author:
Malipine
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Date Posted: Wed, Jan 03 2007, 05:17:44pm

So where are these "Barclay Brothers" based now? If they do still exist, why can't they be offered the contract?

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Author:
Engan Lege
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Date Posted: Thu, Jan 04 2007, 08:56:11am

DenDen and Malipine,
I agree with you that Barclays is a good company. Barclays can not matched with companies like Global. Barclays is a reputed company with established financial base and not like current companies with no experience and bribing supervisors on site to compromise specification and use substandard materials.

Note: All design drawings and material specification are as per PNG standards on Roads Bridges Design and Construction. Regardless of who the contractor, they recieve the same documentation (tender & design) from the managing agency (DOW).

But experienced companies like Barclay will do variations after variations to suit shortcoming like soil condition, poor materials, poor drainage and retaining walls to do a very good job. This is how they maintain their credibility and reputation. Unexperienced companies the vice versa, and roads are doom to failure.

Now, the previous upgrade and seal, and current reconstruction was and is funded by outside donor funding agencies and is sourced and managed by DOW. Our Prov. Govt as being the mouth piece of the people of Enga should come in strongly on behalf of the people, say; exprienced contractor capability, prov. govt engineer on construction site along with DOW project managers and engineers, etc; to ensure that variations are done where required, and design and specifications are not compromise.

Why not the Prov. Govt gets some best advisors and we manage and develop Enga for the better? I will say, the current PNG Roads and Bridges Design Standard does not suit Enga or the Highlands Province. I would advise Enga or the Highlands province to come together and develop their own standards.

I personally don't care whether an individual has political motives or the Prov. Govt is playing petty politics. What upsets me very much is people are neglected and cheated on essential services, and if there is a seemly service, it is a temporary looking one and will collaspe in the next couple of years.

All good thinking Engans should not wait to become a politician one day. Lets, prepare to work together for the good of Enga now, one language like the Japanese, they did it and we can do.

.......But, we need a true people's Provincial Government.....

Enga Lege

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