The National, Tuesday 10th July, 2012
By AGNES FIFI UKI
THE Papua New Guinea chancery in Wellington, New Zealand, urgently needs renovation, in particular earthquake strengthening, says High Commissioner Bill Dhim.
Dhim said this yesterday during the signing of a contract between the government and contractor Fletcher Morobe New Zealand at the Central Supplies Tenders Board office in Port Moresby.
“The building requires renovation because it is old.
“It was built in 1905.
“And it may not stand the natural disasters faced by New Zealand such as strong winds and earthquake,” he said.
“The building needs panels to be bolted into its concrete base to withstand these natural disasters.”
He said Fletcher Morobe NZ won the contract.
He said the firm was one of the cheapest and the best construction companies in New Zeland.
The project is expected to be completed in about nine months at a cost of NZ$1,542,257 (K5.4 million).
Senior project administrator for Fletcher Morobe Steve Moore said they were happy to work in partnership with the PNG government.