Female students urged to look after renovated dormitory


An official from the University of Papua New Guinea’s medical school has called on female occupants of the renovated dormitory at 3-Mile to take care of the property.
School of Medicine and Health Sciences Dean Professor Nakapi Tefuarani made the appeal on Friday when he received the keys to the three-storey building from the contractor.
The renovation work was funded by government at a cost of K491,735.
Tefuarani said he was satisfied with the work done on the female E-Block dormitory.
“There will be a design put in place by the management team to ensure the dormitory is taken care of by our female students so that it lasts for another 15-20 years before its replacement can be considered,” Tefuarani said.
Meanwhile, the manager of the contractor – Parohu – David Midi said as local company, they were happy to contribute to bringing back to functionality the run down building infrastructures in the country with an aim of long-term project sustainability.
“It is the little efforts that we must put to bring back the condemned facilities for another 20 years before we can replace them,” Midi said.
According to Midi, the building had gone through major refurbishment to its termite eaten walling, floors, study tables and beds, with an extensive plumbing work.

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