At long last, a solution to the chronic housing issue in PNG has been found as the government endorsed the construction and delivery of 40-000 social housing roll out program at Durham Farm at 8mile, NRI and Gerehu 7A undertaken by the National Housing Corporation.
Minister for Housing and Urban Development Paul Isikiel said public servants who have been neglected by successive governments will be the main beneficiary while Papua New Guineans in other sectors will also benefit from the program.
Minister Isikiel said living conditions are set to improve at the completion of the social housing roll out program spearheaded in Port Moresby and soon to roll out to other provinces.
An initial 5,000 affordable and durable houses will be constructed at the Durham Farm at 8 mile for public servants and Papua New Guineans in other sectors as well.
He said thousands of public servants have been forced to live in substandard living conditions in the settlements due to the chronic housing problems in the city.