by Jack Lapauve Jr – EM TV, Port Moresby
The Anglican Church of PNG, has partnered with the Independent Public Business Corporation (IPBC) to develop two of its vacant portions of land in Port Moresby’s downtown area.
A memorandum of understanding was signed by IPBC Managing Director, Wasantha Kumarasiri, and Anglican Archbishop, Clyde Igara yesterday. The portions of land have been left undeveloped over the past 20 years.
The signing yesterday paves the way for the portions of land to be used for commercialisation purposes.
Kumarasiri said the MOU will go a long way for the state entity and church and the people will benefit.
He added that he believes the partnership embraces the trust the church has for IPBC, and strengthens the church-public partnership.
State Investment Minister, Ben Micah, says the development of land is a bonus to the current ring road in town and Fairfax Harbour.
“It will change the face of town,” Micah said.
The church believes the development of the land will see it utilised to its full potential.