Image: The GRT PNG Team – Nicholas James, General Manager Clayton Burgess and Managing Director Troy Adams

The National Newspaper, Papua New Guinea February 9, 2016 page 27

An Australian road construction company that develops ‘instant roads’ is in discussions with Papua New Guinea government authorities and local companies to expand its work in the country.

Global Road Technology anticipates work will commence shortly on fixing the problematic Buswara and Nine Mile Block Settlement roads.

The PNG expansion would not only provide safer and longer-wearing roads for motorists and transport companies but also reduce airborne dust, a significant health issue during the PNG drought.

Global Road Technology successfully used its ‘spray-on roads’ materials in 2015 at the InterOil refinery, virtually eliminating airborne dust from moving trucks and machinery at the Napa site, and allowing workers to remove their dust masks for the first time.

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GRT Managing Director Troy Adams said the company’s products were being used in more countries, with the latest project in the Middle East where it was being used to protect a historic archaeological site in the desert.

“Our technology can rehabilitate the roads of Papua New Guinea, reducing airborne pollution, light soil erosion, and water usage by millions of litres,” Mr Adams said.

GRT’s Papua New Guinea Manager Clayton Burgess said the company had held productive meetings with members of government regarding roads across PNG, as well as industry.

“We have been working directly with Governor Powes Parkop of the National Capital District, and are very pleased that we will be able to deliver high quality roads for residents in and near Port Moresby,” Mr Burgess said.

“Thanks to our polymer solution, workers at the Napa Napa refinery were able to remove their dust masks for the first time in months. We expect our continued work throughout Papua New Guinea, including these road projects, to deliver similar results to the wider population.”

Mr Adams said: “Papua New Guinea is notorious for having poor road infrastructure, and one of the highest rates of road accidents around the world. Our polymer technology is a cost-effective solution to make the roads safer, cut dust and reduce maintenance costs.

“We would welcome contact from regional road authorities who are looking for cost-effective solutions for fixing their roads and look forward to the opportunity to continue our expansion in the country.”

GRT has forecast more than $AU300 million in projects over the next three years, delivering its liquid polymers and Cold In-Place Recycling technology to create “instant roads” in some of the Papua New Guinea’s most populated regions.

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