Building over public drain


A YEAR ago there was public outcry over the construction of the building opposite the Hilton Hotel in Hohola, Port Moresby, which was built over the main drain.
This resulted in the Lands Department publishing a national gazette and declared the drainage area public land.
At one stage, the National Capital District Commission officials, together with a group of policemen, used heavy equipment and damaged the steel pylons of part of the building above the main drain.
However, the contractor has continued construction work unheeded. To make matters worse, the developer has also blocked off a public access road and converted it into car parking. What are the authorities doing to the developer and the contractor of this building in Hohola?
Will the National Capital District Commission, the Building Board, and the Lands Department do something about this blatant disobedience and infringement on the national gazette?

Concerned resident, Pom

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