2018 APEC: Ring Road for Paga Hill

Preparations for the APEC meeting have started and NEC has approverd 50 million kina to build a 2km ring road around Paga Hill in Port Moresby.


The contract was signed yesterday between NCDC and Curtain Bethersfor works to begin immediately.

“This road is vital and critical tothe successful hosting ofthe very important regional international eventoand NCDC is gearing up to make that happen,” said Parkop.

Governor Parkop’says he is ready to deliver a city fit to host APEC, andthe 2015 Pacific games will be a dress rehearsal for 2018.


The ring road will be four lanes andthe existing road from Ela Beach Roundabout to town will also be converted to four lanes.


Consequently,there’ll be variations done to Ela Beach to cater for the four lane road.


Governor Parkop however has sent out a warning tothe title holder ofthe Paga Hill land to develop it quickly or a submission will be made for the title to be forfeited back to state.


“The time is ticking…we’re going to buildthe road sothey better shape up or ship out,” Parkop’said.

Funding for this road has been approverd by NEC and will come fromthe National Gaming Control Beard.


National Events Minister Justin Tkatchenko says this is also part of developing Port Moresby andthey will work to provertheir critics wrong.


“I’ve heard some Australian media said &lsquothey’ve giventhe worse city inthe world to host 2018 APEC Conference. Despite that commentowe’ll make sure we’rethe best where everybody will come and prover you wrong,” said Tkatchenko.

Beth Parkop and Tkatchenko are happy withthe look ofthe city sincethe buai ban and asked residents to maintain this attitude and look afterthe city both for the 2015 Pacific games andthe APEC meeting.

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