Construction of college facilities underway

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WORK has started on the construction of facilities for the Enga Teachers College through a K33.5 million tax credit scheme funding from the Porgera Joint Venture.
Executive managing director Richmond Fenn said the mine was proud to partner with the government through the tax credit scheme arrangement.
“The province is fortunate to have a mine in this region. But I want to thank the Governor (Sir Peter Ipatas) again because there are few people that have as clear a vision about education as he has,” he said.
“And to think that he has been promoting education for 20 years, that is an amazing vision.
“It takes dedication to make it come true.”
The project involves the construction of three-storey 144-bed female dormitory and four-storey 192-bed male dormitory.
There will also be a mess hall with a 400-person sitting capacity.
Fenn said they were not only trying to build colleges but these colleges would eventually provide degree programmes.
Cardno PNG is the design consultant and HBS PNG will build the facilities. The project is expected to be completed in February 2019.

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