Redevelopment work on Goroka market starts

Highlands

THE design and redevelopment of the Goroka Main Market in Eastern Highlands has started – with the signing of the contract worth more than K18 million in Port Moresby on Friday.
The contract, worth K18,972,745, was signed by the Works Department and contractor China Wu Yi (PNG) Limited at Government House witnessed by Governor-General Sir Bob Dadae.
Eastern Highlands Governor Peter Numu and Eastern Highlands administrator John Gimiseve said the project was long overdue.
Gimiseve said despite the delays, it was good that the project was finally getting off the ground.
“It’s a long overdue project which should have been completed to service the people of Eastern Highlands and PNG citizens who live, work and visit Goroka town.
“Due to political tussle between the provincial government and the Goroka district under previous political leadership, the project was delayed by court battles. But we are happy that the court has resolved the matter and released the funds for the Goroka market redevelopment.”
Gimiseve said it was an important facility that would lift the image of Goroka town.
“Anything can be achieved and done when there is good leadership. So we look forward to the contractor getting the job done as soon as possible,” he said.

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