He said this after making the announcement of the beginning of the redevelopment work on Ela Beach today at the NCDC City Hall.
The K55 million project is being undertaken in two stages.
Contractor, China Harbor Engineering Company (CHEC) will begin civil works this week at the contracted cost of K45, 235, 285.
CHEC will work on widening the Ela Beach Road from a two lane into a four lane road, reclaiming the land for the Beach extension, building car parking space among others.
The second stage of redevelopment will come in the landscaping of the Sea Park which is expected to begin early next year.
The project management team is expected to deliver the beach in time for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders Summit towards the end of next year 2018.
Governor Parkop says he is confident that the completion of the new redeveloped beach two months prior to APEC next year.
“For now, work has already started and I am calling on the general public for its understanding and cooperation.”
He adds that there will be some disruptions to allow the earth works but we intend to keep the existing road operational while the lines are being constructed.
“Ela Beach will be closed from the Eastern end to the middle about the Ela Beach Hotel area but the Western half of it will still be open,” says Parkop.