By Theckla Gunga – EM TV, Port Moresby
A new police headquarters will be built in the provincial capital Lorengau, in the Manus Province, at the cost of 10 million kina.
This new building will be a replica of the Constabulary’s New Guinea Islands Divisional Headquarters in Kokopo, East New Britain.
It is funded by the Australian Government through the PNG-Australia Law and Justice Partnership Transitional Program and will take 12 months to complete.
Deputy Police Commissioner, Awan Sete, was in Manus to witness the launch of the project.
At the unveiling of the project, Rhys Gwilliams of Alexandra and Lloyds Pacific Limited said, the contractors would remove the existing building in order to build the new one.
“Constructors will dismantle the existing Manus Police station and reconstruct the new complex close to the sea,” Gwilliams said.
He said specially treated materials manufactured to withstand rust and corrosion would be acquired to build the new complex.
The new building is expected to boost the performances of police officers in Manus.