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.
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.