APEC Haus to be completed in July: Contractor

The APEC Haus will be completed by July 31, 2018, according to CPB Contractors.

The gas exploring giant, Oil Search, has injected K120 million (US$37 million) from its tax credit scheme with the assistance from the PNG Government to fund the project.

The APEC Haus is perched over the sea like Sydney’s Opera House, and will be the only one to rival Parliament House with a traditional-oriented design.

The APEC Haus will be used as a world-class standard museum after the APEC Summit in November 2018.

Prime Minister Peter O’Neill said the museum will help Papua New Guinea children know the history of the country and other neighbouring nations.

He added that the building will also be the focus for global attention during APEC, and will be a national icon that will be used by generations to come.

The building will have two levels on an island that is being reclaimed just off the foreshore and is designed in the shape of a Lakatoi sail.

APEC Haus will host the main leaders’ summit as well as the leader’s dialogue with the APEC Business Advisory Council.

Freddy Mou