PORT MORESBY’S PA­CIFIC GAMES: THE PHYS­I­CAL LE­GACY

Business Advantage Papua New Guinea - - Feature -

Projects for the 2015 Pa­cific Games in­clude: > The four-lane, K160 mil­lion Kook­aburra fly­over, stretch­ing from Jack­sons Air­port to Sir John Guise Sta­dium in Waigani; > a K100 mil­lion ex­ten­sion to Jack­sons In­ter­na­tional Air­port > Re-build­ing the Sir John Guise Precinct in Waigani into an out­door in­ter­na­tional track and field sta­dium with spec­ta­tor ca­pac­ity for 15,000 > The Sir Hu­bert Mur­ray Sta­dium (built in 1969 when PNG last hosted the Games) is be­ing re­de­vel­oped by Cur­tain Bros into an 18,000-seat sta­dium > The Tau­rama Com­plex for swim­ming, vol­ley­ball, bas­ket­ball and a va­ri­ety of other in­door sports. Fa­cil­i­ties in­clude a stain­less steel, Olympic-stan­dard 50m com­pe­ti­tion pool; > A K190 mil­lion Games Vil­lage, which will af­ter­wards be used as stu­dent ac­com­mo­da­tion by the Uni­ver­sity of PNG, to be built by China Rail­way Con­struc­tion En­gi­neer­ing > A to­tal of K800 mil­lion to im­prove the city’s roads.

The Kook­aburra Fly­over un­der con­struc­tion.

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