NAC signs K15mil contract

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THE National Airports Corporation (NAC) has signed a contract of about K15 million with a Korean company to assist in supervising the upgrading of airports.

Ephraim Wasem

NAC acting general manager Ephraim Wasem said PNG had acquired a loan from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to implement the Civil Aviation Development Programme (CADIP) to improve PNG airports.
“We want to improve the airports to meet certification and operational requirements in compliance with PNG Civil Aviation Rules, International Civil Aviation Organisation standards and recommended practices, and improve the level of service and passenger comfort,” he said.
The Korean Engineering Consultants Corporation will assist in supervising the work.
“The CADIP project implementation unit of NAC is administering all the contracts (which) includes bidding, contract awarding and supervision,” he said.
He said with 10 projects underway, the proper way to ensure delivery within budget and time was to increase resources in the unit to supervise the remaining contracts.
The National Executive Council awarded the contract to the Korean company for K14,996,846.31.
Wasem thanked the ADB, the Government and the State Solicitor for facilitating the signing of the agreement at Government House.


  • After 44 years of independence cannot PNG’s own Works Dept. ‘supervise’ upgrading of these airports
    Generally ends up being boundary fencing, sealing parts of runways, maintenance of buildings or lighting

  • Hahaha Korean construction company again, undermining our own engineers,better still ask a Forest Engineering Team to upgrade your airport,they have been building roads for years while the Korean engineering company was lost in Korea. Please don’t make a joke out of yourself think again ,even the current East and West New Britain highway is constructed by a logging company .Our professional engineers can do a much better job.

  • Oh God, we are still undermining ourselves. How on earth people use to think negative on themselves? Papua New Guinea will never develop because the money to hire foreigners is higher compared to our local who can do the similar job as Asians.

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