Government of Papua New Guinea planned to develop Punam to Muliama Road Upgrading Project, in Namatanai , New Ireland, Papua New Guinea. China 19th Metallurgical Corp was the construction contractor. The renovated highway would have an asphalt surface, a length of 80 km and a width of 7m. This project was situated in the east coast of Namatanai City in New Ireland Province. The project would not only create more employment opportunities for local residents, but also strongly promote the construction and improvement of the highway network of New Ireland Province, and promote the economic development of the region.