Housing: Priority for public servants

The government will begin its housing scheme with priority given to public servants but will also consider applications from Papua New Guineans in the private sector

This is from Housing Minister Paul Isikiel after 63 land titles were made available to them by the Lands Department.

Isikiel says government departments are supposed to have their staff fill in application forms for homes built at Gerehu 3B and Duran farm outside of Port Moresby.

For private citizens, Isikel says application forms can be obtained at the “sales and marketing section” of the office of the National Housing Corporation.

At the master plan launch recently, it was emphasised that the project is aimed at addressing the  chronic housing shortage in the city.

The National Planning Department has backed the project with K7 million for the first phase.

 Located at Moitaka,  3, 800 hectares of land will be cleared to build 5000 houses. The partnership is between National Housing Corporation, and key government line departments, National Planning, Lands, and Environment & Conservation.

Joy Kisselpar