Ela Beach Redevelopment Project

Ela Beach development project commences

Contractor, China Harbor Engineering Company (CHEC) will begin civil works this week at the contracted cost of K45, 235, 285.

The four lane road work will start after the reclaiming process and will be expected to start construction around May this year.

The landscaping of the Ela Beach is expected to start right after the completion of the road and that will be around January 2018.

By April 2018, the actual work would have been completed with the final touch up work to be done two months prior to the 2018 APEC Summit.

Trees being pulled to make way for development

However, with expert advice given, some of the palm trees, palms and shrubs have been identified for extraction- 37 to make way for the land works and construction of the Beach park infrastructure.

Twelve of them will also be removed for the construction of the Port Moresby Sewage Project being undertaken through Kumul Consolidated Holdings.

NCD Governor, Powes Parkop says it is best to pull down many of the Casuarina  trees which have lived their life expectancy as they have lived through the Australian colonial period.