Work on New Morata Police Barracks Begins

Civil works onthe new Morata Police Barracks project was underway this week for construction to begin on 21 duplexes.


The accommodation will be for both female and male officers who graduate fromthe RPNGC Bemana Training College.

Korean company Midas began levelingthe area for construction to begin.


“The Midas Construction is involved inthe civil works aspect of it including preparation from this area, and water and power retention, andthe roads withinthe barracks,” said Alu Vegoa, Midas Company Representttative.

Assistant Commissioner for Policy and Planning Joab Mangai said many police graduates leave Port Moresby after college becausethere is no accommodation for them.


The new duplexes will hopefully retain most ofthem inthe city. Twenty one three-bedroom duplexes will be built to accommodate three officers to a house.


Commissioner Mangai saidthe department has steered away from buildingthe common single barracks accommodation because single officers to marry afterwards, tend to continue living inthese single quarters withtheir families.


The 10 million kina project is expected to be completed bythe end of this year. Three contractors have been awarded withthe project and will begin as soon as civil works are complete.


Similar projects will take place next year as well, whenthe budget is allocated.

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