NAC signs project deal to develop airports

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The National – Wednesday, June 29, 2011

THE National Airports Corporation (NAC) yesterday signed a three-year contract with Beca International to undertake  a project known as the civil aviation development investment programme .
The contract is valued at K13.5 million or US$6 million, NAC managing director Joseph Kintau said.
Kintau  said corporation and programme stakeholders especially in government and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) looked forward to receiving value for money out of the agreement.
He commended the agencies involved in assisting NAC in getting the programme implemented, particularly, the departments of Treasury, Finance, Planning, and Transport and the Auditor-General’s Office.
“I look forward to a good working relationship and your continued support for the betterment of airport infrastructure in PNG,” he said.
During the signing in Port Moresby, Kintau acknowledged the ADB for its “tremendous support and assistance in developing, financing and implementing the programme”.
Kintau said the main objective of the programme’s design and supervision consultant was to provide additional capacity and expertise to help implement a first batch in an efficient and
timely manner.
The DSC will complement the programme and be involved in activities like geo-technical investigations and topographic surveys, design and documentation of airport infrastructure and preparing bid documents.
Beca International general manager Andrew Wilson said they would conduct review visits to airports in priority areas such as Hoskins, Gurney and Mt Hagen.