The Ministry of Infrastructure Development is now confirming the arrival of the Bailey Bridge on Tuesday 20th May 2014.
The Bailey Bridge donated by the New Zealand Government was to replace the old Mataniko Bridge which was washed away during the recent floods.
Director of TSCP, CPIU, Harry Rini said, “All stakeholders are working to ensure it comes in smoothly and gets to the construction site quickly.”
He said, “Ports Authority and Customs have given priority to this shipment for landing and MID thanks them for their quick action and corporation.”
Downer New Zealand Limited the company contracted to build and install the bridge were in the country with Engineers and 3 local staff.
Mr Rini said, “The public must also be aware that the site around the bridge on both sides of the river is now closed off to public and asks for everyone’s corporation.”
He said it was for the safety of the public that no one moved around in the vicinity when construction was underway.