NCDC closes 9-Mile market for renovation


THE National Capital District Commission (NCDC) has closed the 9-Mile Market, outside Port Moresby, for renovation and also to build new facilities.
Deputy city manager Lulu Ted told The National that NCDC was considering allocating K5 million for this market project.
“The construction of this new market will take shape probably after six months’ time,” he said.
“Vendors are asked to clear the area for the time being.
“Once a budget is approved by the commission, we will put up tenders and start the project.”
Ted said a new market at 9-Mile would have huge potential to supply a variety of fresh produce to the city.
He said they realised the problem created, both for vendors and buyers, but had to look for another market for the time being.
Meanwhile, vendors and residents of 9-Mile settlement have called on the commission and
Governor Powes Parkop for help after they say the market was closed on Wednesday without notice.

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