The construction on the K45 Million Sea Park at Ela Beach in Port Moresby is facing a minor setback.
The work which began last month, has slowed down because authorities were deciding whether or not to remove the iconic trees at Ela Beach.
A total of 250 trees, and shrubs will be removed to make way for the sea park; Governor Parkop only hopes that city residents will understand, and not protest the removal of the trees.
Governor Parkop announced that construction on the Sea Park at Ela Beach will begin next week, unfortunately he also announced that the Casuarina trees that are most likely 50 years old will be removed to make way for the construction of the Sea Park.
He also said that they consulted an Australian agency on the trees but it was inevitable that they would be removed.
Parkop was confident that the Sea Park would be ready before APEC 2018.
Along with the Sea Park, the APEC Meeting Hall is having initial construction, and Minister for APEC, Justin Tkatchenko, said that the APEC Meeting Hall will become the iconic building for PNG.
Governor Powes Parkop has said the Sea Park, and APEC meeting hall will become the cultural, economic and social hub of Port Moresby.