By Bridgette Komatep – EM TV, Port Moresby
National Housing Estate Limited, the subsidiary company of National Housing Corporation, will carry out much needed renovations on its block of units at Manu Autoport, Port Moresby.
NHEL has engaged local manufacturing company, PNG Metal Fabricators, to carry out this task. The Manu Autoport housing renovations are part of the government’s housing policy.
Following the signing ceremony between National Housing Estate Limited and PNG Metal Fabricators, this will see the renovation of NHEL units at Manu Autoport.
This is one of three projects undertaken by NHEL, as it moves to improve some of its run-down properties in the city. National Housing Estate Limited Executive Chairman, Kevin Ahipum said the Manu Autoport refurbishment was one of the three projects undertaken by NHEL.
NHEL General Manager for Operations, Bonny Korugl said the company was awarded the contract to refurbish the block of units instead of demolishing it because of sound structure.
PNG Metal Fabricators described NHEL as a sleeping giant in terms of the revenue it may generate through its numerous properties and assets. Director of PNG Metal Fabricators, David Roo said the local company was pleased to be part of the government’s housing policy to change the face of Port Moresby.
Renovations will start as soon as the National Housing Estate secures temporary accommodation for the current legal tenants at the Manu Autoport units.