It has been a burden for the University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) when it comes to students’ accommodation.
But now this will be a thing of the past.
Prime Minister, Peter O’Neill visited the Games Village today.
He says the village will be the home of the students after the 2015 Pacific Games.
Prime Minister Peter O’Neill was accompanied by Minister for Health, Michael Malabag and was welcomed by Sports Minister, Justin Tkatchenko, Pacific Games Authority boss, Kostas Constantinou, as well as the Venue, Infrastructure and Equipment Committee, the Games Organizing Committee, various sporting bodies, and members of the media.
Mr. O’Neill took a tour around the village and was pleased with what he saw.
Prime Minister Peter O’Neill extended his appreciation to the University of Papua New Guinea to have this site on the campus.
He says the ownership will be transferred to UPNG after the 2015 Pacific Games.
Mr. O’Neill says it will double the number of students coming to study at the University.
The village will have 1100 rooms, 1000-seater dining hall and 450- seater multipurpose Assembly hall.
This comes under the O’Neill-Dion government’s goals for infrastructure development in the country.
Prime Minister, Peter O’Neill, was vocal on having better roads and other basic services ready on time for major coming events.
The 2018 APEC Meeting that PNG is to play host to, is not that far away.
He says it is an opportunity to accommodate the 22 biggest Economies in the Asia-Pacific region.
In the meantime, Prime Minister says the O’Neill-Dion Government is doing similar work in many parts of the country to meet the demand by the people.
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