Next phase set to roll

Normal, Sports

The National, Friday July 19th, 2013

 THE delayed second phase of construction work on the Pacific Games Aquatic Centre and Gymnasium as well as work on the Games Village is set to continue with the signing of the respective contract agreements by the Governor General Michael Ogio at the Government House today. 

The first major venue to have work started, the Aquatic Centre, has had a lull in work after Global Construction, the company contracted to demolish existing structures and level the ground, completed phase one three weeks ago. 

Since then the cleared land sat untouched for nearly a month as tenders and contracts were finalised by the Venues Infrastructure & Equipment Committee with approvals from the National Executive Council and the Central Supply & Tenders Board.

In a letter from the acting secretary of the NEC Ilagi Veal to the Governor General’s official secretary Tipo Vuatha, Veal advised him that today would be the date of the official signing of the contracts for work on the Aquatic Centre and Games village. 

Curtain Brothers PNG are contracted for the Games Village at UPNG. Phase 2 of this project involves the precast and concrete supply and China Railway Construction Engineering will construct Games Village. Ferrum Engineering is contracted to the carry out structural street supply and installations for the Taurama Acquatic Centre and Fletcher Morobe Construction Ltd will build the Taurama Aquatic Centre.