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January 29, 2021

NHC Launches Housing Project

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The government, through the National Housing Corporation, launched its housing project at Duran Farm at Moitaka, outside Port Moresby, today.

This marks the start of construction for 5000 houses of the 40, 000 predicted houses, to be rolled out throughout the country.


The National Planning Department has backed the project with K7 million for the first phase.


This is Duran Farm, located at Moitaka outside Port Moresby city. This 3, 800 hectares of land will be cleared to build 5000 houses. The partnership is between National Housing Corporation, and key government line departments, National Planning, Lands, and Environment & Conservation.


As housing is a universal basic need, and given the fact that settlers have already settled on the state land, NHC Managing Director John Dege, said there won’t be any eviction but all stakeholders will find ways to settle in harmony.


As government ministers scheduled to launch the project were absent due to NEC Meeting, the project was launched by National Housing Corporation, Managing Director John Dege.


National Planning Department has committed K7 million, to carry out the first phase of the Housing Project. It is part of the government’s priority through NHC, to address the chronic housing shortage in the country.


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