Morauta House to undergo K39mil facelift


MORAUTA House, which used to house the Department of Prime Minister and the National Executive Council in Port Moresby will be refurbished at a cost of K39 million.
The contract was signed by the Government and the contractor China Jiangsu International PNG Limited at Government House last Friday.
The refurbished building will be used by the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation PNG 2018 coordination authority to prepare for the leaders’ summit in November.
Chief executive officer of the authority Chris Hawkins told The National that after the Apec summit, the building would be used by government departments. The Department of Prime Minister and NEC has moved to the new Sir Manusupe House nearby.
The total cost of the contract inclusive of tax is K39,927,525.
Managing director of China Jiangsu International PNG Limited Maozuong Luo said work would start this week.
“We are grateful that the contract is finally given to us after going through the PNG
Government tender process,” he said.
“And because of the urgency in preparation for the Apec summit, we are looking at having the refurbishment works completed by June.”
The contract documents was signed on behalf of the State by Governor-General Grand Chief Sir Bob Dadae.