The long awaited China funded Niue Road rehabilitation project is now scheduled to start in April next year. The project which was initially supposed to start in 2020 was put on hold because of the pandemic.
Earlier this week Premier Tagelagi told BCN News that the roading project will happen after discussions with China’s Ambassador Wang Xiaolong during his visit to the island in the past weeks.
The China Railway Group is the contractor for the Road rehabilitation project which will see 46.1 km of roads on the west side of the island sealed and will include 134 new streetlights, around 2 km of safety barriers, 2.7 km of new footpaths from Alofi to the Airport and 92 new safety designs and speed bumps within village boundaries.
Some of the heavy machinery for the roading project has been standing idle at Fonuakula for the past two years waiting for the project to begin.
Premier Tagelagi said that he was pleased with the visit of Ambassador Wang and his delegation which provided the opportunity for the government to submit some of their projects for funding consideration.
Another major project proposal submitted for funding consideration is the new Court and Justice building.
China’s Ambassador Wang will be back in Niue at the end of the year, to celebrate 15 years of diplomatic relations between Niue and China in December.