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TIN news:  The Government of Queensland in Australia has released three tenders to improve and seal the Peninsula Developmental Road (PDR) projects under the Cape York Region Package.
The three sealing projects include South of Duck Holes Creek, 10 Mile Creek and Myall Creek to Rio Boundary.
They are reported to be part of the Australian Government’s A$50bn ($38bn) wider investment plan, which aims to deliver infrastructure that will enable the country to grow in the 21st century.
Australian Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said: “The PDR is being transformed from a dirt track fraught with difficulties in the wet season to a road network that can be relied upon to support road users and connect Cape York to regional centres.”
The government anticipates that about 72 jobs will be created this year alone during the construction phase.
"The PDR is being transformed from a dirt track fraught with difficulties in the wet season to a road network that can be relied upon to support road users."
Queensland Minister for Main Roads and Road Safety Mark Bailey said: “These PDR projects will provide employment opportunities for local workers, businesses, suppliers and training providers.
“I urge potential contractors and subcontractors to attend the Industry Briefing opportunities planned in Weipa on 10 April 2017, Coen on 11 April 2017 (weather permitting) and Cairns on 12 April 2017 to speak to TMR staff about submitting tenders.”
Nearly 24.3km of the PDR is expected to be sealed this year as part of the A$260.5m ($198m) jointly funded Cape York Region Package.
The Australian Government is reportedly contributing A$208.4m ($159.3m) to the initiative, with the Queensland Government providing an additional A$52.1m ($39.8m).

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