NATIONAL Capital District Governor Powes Parkop yesterday lifted the curtain to one window, ahead of Papua New Guinea’s preparations towards hosting the Pacific Games in 2015.
Parkop yesterday visited Vabukori village outside Port Moresby and the proposed site for the national volleyball indoor stadium, a landmark, Parkop wanted for the Vabukori community, in recognition for their achievements as national champions in volleyball in PNG.
He added that it would also give the local village opportunities for business and other spin-offs that would come from the building and establishment of the national volleyball indoor stadium.
Parkop added that there was no land available around Port Moresby for this sort of sporting facility.
He called on landowners to work with him and provide the much-needed land in his efforts to bring about positive infrastructure development to benefit the community.
The national president of Volleyball Federation Turaho Morea, Vabukori councillor Ray Peni, commissioner Cathy Raka, and other village elders have supported the idea and the proposal.
They thanked Parkop for recognising Vabukori and their volleyball achievements and were prepared to now organise a meeting with the landowners, to secure the land for development.
The PNG Gardener will also be tasked to work with the Vabukori community and NCDC to implement and make the dream a reality for the people of Vabukori.
PNG Gardener’s Justin Tkatchenko said they would work to ensure the project became a reality and would involve everybody from the community and the NCDC to ensure a positive outcome.
The proposal, design and costing will be presented by Governor Parkop to the Minister for Sports and the South Pacific Games Organising Committee for approval and funding.
Work and progress on the road towards the 2015 Pacific Games has begun in earnest however more facitlties around NCD will need attention.