Public urged to look after new infrastructures

The newly completed upper Mataniko bridge.

The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Development Steven Maesiola has reminded the travelling public of Honiara to think ‘safety first’ when using the new Kukum Highway road.

PS Maesiola made this call as the new Mataniko Bridge opened today.

The new old upper Mataniko was completely destroyed and swept away by the flash flooding of 2014.

Although the bridge will be officially opened next month, it was open for public use today.

Mr Maesiola said it was  always important for drivers to avoid drinking when driving along the road as this can put lives at risk.

“When the road is finished I call on drivers to drive carefully, and don’t drink alcohol when driving, they might bring harm to themselves or others,” he said.

“If they plan to go out and drink, they can call Taxis  to take them around, they should leave their cars at home or offices and use taxis instead.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Infrastructure Development had called on the the general public and all vehicle users to take ownership of the new Mataniko Bridge.

Posting this on its Facebook page, the Ministry says users must exercise care and safety when using the new infrastructure.

By: Fred Osifelo.

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