March 1, 2016

Redevelopment of Port Moresby's Gordon market to begin soon

Gordon Market in Port Moresby : Photo credit: Kramer Ausenco
WORK on the redevelopment of Gordon Market in Port Moresby will begin soon, National Capital District Commission deputy city manager Honk Kiap says.
The K30 million redevelopment of the market by the NCDC, the New Zealand Government and the UN Women was initially announced in 2014.
Kiap said the delay in getting the project off the ground was mainly due to technical areas. He said tenders for the project would be put out soon for interested contractors.
“It (the delay) was more of a management issue to determine who was doing what in the whole project,” Kiap said.
“I’m glad an amicable resolution has been reached among all parties concerned – NCDC, the New Zealand High Commission and the UN Women.”
He said they reached an understanding to start the project this year.
NCDC and the New Zealand Government will proceed with the redevelopment project.
The UN Women will concentrate on its intervention programmes at Gordon and Gerehu markets though the Safe City programmes.
“UN Women will continue to work with NCDC on programmes like financial literacy for the vendors, safety and welfare of women and girls, harassment issues, awareness on welfare issues, HIV/AIDS and other related issues in the market place,” Kiap said.

The National /ONE PNG