Marea House

Sir Manasupe Haus has special features

The project also includes a notable female proportion of the workforce with outstanding safety statistics achieved during the project, with around 700,000 man hours worked on the job from start to finish.

Oil Search’s Executive General Manager for Stakeholder Engagement Gerea Aopi when officially handing over the keys to Prime Minister Peter O’Neill on Wednesday said it is an occasion of great significance in many ways.

Sir Manasupe Haus an iconic building

Left to deteriorated by past governments, Prime Minister Peter O’Neill took a bold stand and called for its refurbishment.

During the official handover-takeover ceremony this afternoon in Port Moresby by Oil Search to the government, Oil Search Executive General Manager Gerea Aopi said the opening of the Sir Manasupe Haus signifies the importance of public private partners-the government working with the private sector to develop the country.

The former Marea Haus has been lying idle for many years and was an eye sore for this part of Port Moresby.

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Gov’t to save millions in rental

It spends more than K200 million to rent office space annually.

This will now be a thing of the past, thanks to the Oil Search tax credit scheme.

In 2013, the Government appointed Oil Search as project manager for the refurbishment of Marea House that had fallen derelict.

The project was a flagship job for the National Infrastructure Tax Credit Scheme.

Oil Search will hand over Marea House to the Department of the Prime Minister and NEC in preparation in time for the first NEC meeting in March.