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Taurama Barracks: New Swimming Pool Open

The work on Taurama swimming pool has finally come to an end, seeing a brand new pool ready to accommodate swimmers and soldiers at Taurama Barracks.

Prime Minister, Peter O’Neill, today opened the new facilities, while welcoming a new dawn of infrastructure work to be carried out in all PNG Defence Force facilities.


It is finally here, a brand new 25 metre-long swimming pool completed and ready for use.


The new pool saw Taurama Primary school students, including Prime Minister, Peter O’Neill, and Sports Minister, Justin Tkatchenko, members of Parliament, the PNG Olympic Committee, PNG Sports Foundation and the Boroko Swimming Club on hand to witness the opening of the pool. 


The pool was previously in a dilapidated state, and left unattended, after playing host to the Taurama swimming club, and aid the soldiers in their training program.


Prime Minister, Peter O’Neill, was quite pleased to see the pool ready on time as the nation prepares to host the 15th Pacific Games.


Sports Minister, Justin Tkatchenko commended the national government for pumping in enormous amounts of funds in infrastructure development alone.


He is also the Member for Moresby South, where the Barracks is located, and would like to see further improvement of infrastructure and services delivered to the electorate, noting the 2015 Games which Port Moresby will play host to. 


PNGDF Commander, Gilbert Toropo took note of the changes happening in the PNGDF facilities, and says this is one of 20 sporting facilities currently under redevelopment. 


The Boroko Swimming Club took the first dive, opening the Taurama Swimming Pool.

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