By Rayon Lakingu – EMTV News, Port Moresby
Minister for Lands and Physical Planning, Justin Tkatchenko, has made available prime development land for the United Nations to develop.
The land will be used by the United Nations to build an office complex in Port Moresby.
The land tittle was presented to the United Nations Resident Coordinator, Gianluca Rampolla, at the Lands Department office today.
The piece of land next to Morauta Haus, at Waigani’s office center, will be used by the United nations to build the office complex.
Lands and Physical Planning Minister, Justin Tkatchenko, when presenting the title, says the Lands Department is focused on service delivery.
And that piece of land will be used to build their office in PNG. It will help support their work in the country.
The office complex, called the Green United Nations Haus, will help reduce the high rental cost and other operating cost in the city.
UN resident Coordinator, Gianluca Rampolla, says the economic benefits of the building will include the use of renewable energy, reduce security costs, and transportation costs.
He said the office is for the people to access and use, and it is to help the people of Papua New Guinea.
The Coordinator thanked the government for seeing their need, and helping them with the piece of land.
The UN estimates that the construction of the Green UN Haus will be completed within 18 months.