Dorm opens after renovation


BOARDING students at the University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) will breathe a sigh of relief when they move into their renovated Toa dormitories.
The Toa dormitories went through a full refurbishment after the National Capital District Commission (NCDC) health authority on last June declared the building unfit for occupancy.
The closure was lifted on Wednesday after health inspectors from NCDC were satisfied with the improvement the university’s management had done on the building.
The university was allowed to proceed with immediate occupancy pending a written approval due to the urgency of student accommodation issues.
Male student warden Samuel Banake said students had been accommodated in other dormitories while the building was being renovated.
The NCDC health authority commended UPNG’s management for complying with the municipal authority.