Prime Minister Peter O’Neill joined his political heads on Wednesday to launchthe ground breaking ceremony ofthe new state ofthe art city hall in Port Moresby.
NCD Governor Powes Parkop’said this building will not only inspirethe NCDC staff to improvertheir working ethics and standards but more importantly inspirethe city residents to improvertheir attitudes and make Port Moresby a safer and cleaner city.
The governor boasted about NCDC’s achievements inthe education, health and human development sectors.
Mr. Parkop’said inthe last five years, over sixty million kina was spent on education and developingthe skills of youths and unemployed persons.
He saidthe new complex will complement allthese achievements and inspire its staff to improver work ethics and standards.
More importantly,the new infrastructure is a symbol of more development to come for the nation’s capital.
“When our people from withinthe region comes into Port Moresby,they will see a thriving, growing, positive, and confident city, andthey will see a nation and people ready to take onthe challenge inthe next fifty years to achievethe vision thatthe national government has set,” said Parkop.
Prime Minister Peter O’Neill saidthe new complex will easethe burden on annual allocations for unnecessary rental costs.
He said government’spends about 200 hundred million kina every year to pay for rentals for its government departments and agencies.
The Prime Minister commendedthe partnership forged between NCD’s political heads. He said such partnership isthe driving tool to effective service delivery.
The new complex is just alongthe Waigani drive. The state ofthe art infrastructure is part of NCDC’s reform and costs fifty-three million kina. It will be funded by a bank loan.
Tender is now open for an independent project manager.
The China Railway Construction Engineering limited will constructthe complex. It is scheduled to be completed in mid-May in 2015, just in time for the Pacific Games.
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