Royal PNG Constabulary Acting Deputy Commissioner, Raphael Huafolo, said there is a serious housing problem in the Constabulary.
He said this today at the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding that is expected to have 1,000 houses built for Policemen and women.
The agreement was signed between National Housing Corporation, Police Association, developer Millscope LLC, and Bank South Pacific.
The agreement sets the terms for entering into formal contracts between the parties in the lead up to the infrastructure development and construction of the houses by developer, Millscope LLC, which is an England-based company.
Housing Minister, Paul Isikiel, said the signing is a result of ongoing discussions.
He said this will be a pilot project to fix the housing dilemma currently faced in PNG. He said this project is a way of giving something back to policemen and women.
President of the Police Association, Loa Tambua, said this was a dream come true.
Maureen Wanu from Bank South Pacific said the bank is ready and waiting for applications.
The land allocated for this development is located next to the National Research Institute, on Portion 2601 MI Granville, in the Nation’s capital.