THE O'Neill-Dion Government has secured a loan amounting to K6 billion from Exim Bank of China to fix the Okuk Highlands Highway.
This great highway is a lifeline for much of the economy of Papua New Guinea. It serves provinces that contribute massively to the country.
Just a few days ago, we learned that the Wandi section of the deteriorating highway in Simbu Province had been fixed by businessman Jacob Luke of Mapai Transport Ltd.
If he had not acted, the road would have become almost impassable, like in this photo of another section of the highlands highway.