The project, funded by the Australian Defence Cooperation program, will address the two issues of accommodation and capacity building.
This follows today’s signing of a memorandum of understanding with Hornibrook NGI.
PNGDF director engineers, Lieutenant Colonel John Giregire, said this will boost their capacity considering the PNGDF’s trade training unit has been closed for over a decade.
“So we’ve never qualified our tradesmen throughout the years,” he stated. “Right now this concept is to, with the industries – in this case, Hornibrook – qualify the tradesmen.