Investors told to comply with building regulations

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INVESTORS acquiring land for commercial purposes in Lae must comply with lands, physical planning and building regulations beforehand, an official says.
Provincial lands and physical planning development planner and task force unit coordinator Solomon Karovo’o-wala said failing to do that would mean that their submissions, plans and structures would be rejected.
He urged the provincial lands, physical planning and building boards to screen applications properly.
He was referring to an extension at Tenth Street which he said had encroached onto reserved areas which had service lines and pits for Water PNG Ltd, Telekom PNG and PNG Power Ltd.
“In any commercial and private development structures, the submission has to include a valid land title, construction plan and safety plan,” he said.
“Safety plan is a prerogative that must highlight short, medium and long-term risk measures to prevent dangers. Board members need to ask the developers for safety plans.”
He said if the investor was developing the area to accommodate office spaces, adequate car parks are needed.

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