Work on redevelopment of Gordon market to begin: Parkop


WORK on the redevelopment of the Gordon Market in Port Moresby will begin as soon as the design work has been finalised, according to National Capital District Governor Powes Parkop.
Parkop yesterday said the work would begin anytime soon.
The K30 million redevelopment of the market funded by the NCDC, the New Zealand Government and UN Women was announced in 2014.
New Zealand is also helping with the development of the market in Lae.
Parkop told The National yesterday when asked to explain the delay in the project, that the design held everything up.
“The delay had been in the design,” he said.
“Now we have a final design but I have not signed it yet because I want to look at the safety and traffic management issues first.
“In the new market, the car parks will be below. For traffic it’s better to have a one way in and one way out.
“The contract has been awarded already.”
The UN Women will concentrate on its intervention programmes at Gordon and Gerehu markets though the Safe City programmes.

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