China Railway Engineering Construction to build City Hall

China Railway Engineering Construction (CREC) has been awarded K 54 million to construct a five story City Hall complex for the National Capital District Commission.

The formal agreement was signed in July.

Prime Minister Peter O’Neill launched the project last Wednesday at the project site-opposite the Vision City Mega Mall on Waigani Drive, and work began immediately.

Acting city manager Leslie Alu said NCDC engineers, architects and Project Manager Creative Resolution will work with CREC to complete the project in about May 2015.

He attributed the project to NCD Governor Powes Parkop’s prudent leadership.

“Staff have been waiting for six years,” he said adding this should boost their work morale.

Parkop said it was long time coming but he was determined.

He predicted the building to be an icon of Port Moresby, promoting nationalism but not a grand hall.

“In future when the economy is good, we must build a grand hall,” Parkop said.

The governor added that the move to build a new hall came at the back end of massive infrastructure spending of K500 million last year to improve road infrastructure.

Parkop said he has a vision to make Port Moresby the best city in the South Pacific and building the new hall is just one leap.

“It’s not insurmountable,” he said.

The new city hall would house the board, the commissioners and the board.

Parkop said the city was fading away and there was a need to spice it up with new buildings with creative designs.

China Railway Engineering Construction (CREC) has been awarded K 54 million to construct a five story City Hall complex for the National Capital District Commission.

The formal agreement was signed in July.

Prime Minister Peter O’Neill launched the project last Wednesday at the project site-opposite the Vision City Mega Mall on Waigani Drive, and work began immediately.

Acting city manager Leslie Alu said NCDC engineers, architects and Project Manager Creative Resolution will work with CREC to complete the project in about May 2015.

He attributed the project to NCD Governor Powes Parkop’s prudent leadership.

“Staff have been waiting for six years,” he said adding this should boost their work morale.

Parkop said it was long time coming but he was determined.

He predicted the building to be an icon of Port Moresby, promoting nationalism but not a grand hall.

“In future when the economy is good, we must build a grand hall,” Parkop said.

The governor added that the move to build a new hall came at the back end of massive infrastructure spending of K500 million last year to improve road infrastructure.

Parkop said he has a vision to make Port Moresby the best city in the South Pacific and building the new hall is just one leap.

“It’s not insurmountable,” he said.

The new city hall would house the board, the commissioners and the board.

Parkop said the city was fading away and there was a need to spice it up with new buildings with creative designs.

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