Angau hospital developer given notice to remove camp

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ANGAU Memorial Hospital developer Johnstaff International Development Company Ltd has been issued a stop-work and demolition notice with instructions that removes its laydown yard at the old Lae airstrip.
The Morobe Physical Planning Board issued the notice on Feb 19 followed by the demolition notice on March 15.
The board, in accordance with section 99 of the Physical Planning Act, advised the company to remove the storage facility within 14 days.
Board chairman Kisu Lucas said the company had yet to submit necessary documents as the lessee (occupant) of the particular land portion to set up the laydown yard for their materials to build Angau Memorial Hospital.
Angau quality assurance officer Steven Nawik was concerned after receiving copies of the two notices.
Nawik said the company set up the laydown yard opposite the current development area to cater for employment mobility and building materials. Some of the document files for the hospital’s administration are also kept in containers at the laydown yard.
Lucas said the developer was the temporary occupant of section 375, lot 13, and the landlord for certificate authorising occupancy (CAO) was Angau Memorial Hospital.
“The developer is required by the Physical Planning Act to comply by submitting its activities plan upon the particular land portion as the laydown area,” Lucas said.
Planning board chairman Marcel Oreke, under Building Act Chapter 301, approved the application on April 5 then issued the building permit on March 28, 2018.
Lucas said it is the matter for the developer Johnstaff International Development Company to comply with government procedures.

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