K30m for Gordon market upgrade

At least K30 million has been allocated for the reconstruction of the Gordon market.

NCDC market planning and contract supervisor, Rex Kuman, says the Gordon market will be boasting a two-storey structure and an extension of the former market area.

The Gordon market was able to cater for at least a hundred vendors at one time. However, after the reconstruction, the facility should be able to hold at least 500 vendors.

When queried on security and how the market was deemed a no-go zone for Port Moresby resident, Kuman revealed that this was one of the major reasons behind its development plan.

High-level security will be provided; with all vendors being responsible for their own wares and produce.

He also stated that the reconstruction of the market will allow NCD to look into the matter of the bus stop and the notorious no-go zone area.

The market will take approximately 1-and-a-half year to complete.


Imelda Wavik