By Fabian Hakalits – EM TV News, Port Moresby
Buka Airport, in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, will undergo major fencing in 2016.
The fence will be implemented after much consultation with the Ieta landowners, who have agreed to be part of this development.
National Airports Corporation Acting Managing Director of, Joseph Tupiri, said his office will work closely with landowners to ensure the project is delivered.
The Contract Agreements for the airport fencing was signed yesterday in Port Moresby by the National Airports Corporation and Markham Culverts.
For Buka Airport alone, this will solve prolonged safety issues.
Mr Tupiri said safety and security was paramount in the aviation industry.
“The people of Buka and the Autonomous Region of Bougainville can now be proud of this great development. It will solve the safety issues that have been faced,” he said.
This project jointly funded by the National Government and Asian Development Bank cost of K6.2 million and also covers Momote Airport in Manus Province.
“Manus is the processing centre and also for security measures, which is very important,” Tupiri said.
Markham Culverts won the bid to supply materials. General Manager, Ron Lane was proud to work with NAC deliver these projects.
“We are proud of to be part of this development,” he said.
Meanwhile another Contract Agreement was also signed today between the National Airports Corporation and the Japanese Government.
This is for the Nadzab Airport Redevelopment costing K692 million.