The construction of a new Port Moresby City Hall was formalized at the current City Hall by NCD Governor Powes Parkop and successful contractor China Railway Construction.
The current city hall has been the headquarters for the National Capital District Commission for the last 36 years.
Over the years, the Commission had been forced to move a few divisions out of city hall and the scattered arrangement has not been good for efficient service delivery.
Acting City Manager Leslie Alu was glad the modernisation approach by the NCDC Board and Management was taking a further step.
|Current City Hall. EMTV Photo|
He said the custom design option was considered feasible and financially beneficial for NCDC hence the signing on Friday with China Railway Construction.
The new city hall will cost K53 million. It will be a five story building on an area of 5, 728 square meters and will be built next to the current city hall.