Kavieng Airport To Get Upgrade
Kavieng airport in New Ireland province will soon get an upgrade of K91.8 million by the China Railway Construction Engineering Group.
The National Airports Corporation yesterday signed a contract for the Kavieng airport upgrade with the State and China Railway Construction Engineering Group for them to do airport aircraft pavement strengthening runway extension, new terminal building and associated works.
This is part of the ongoing government’s effort in maintaining and rehabilitating 22 national airports in PNG.
NAC acting managing director, Ephraim Wesam said the Kavieng airport upgrading has undergone a bidding process in 2019 where qualified contractors bidded for the project.
Mr Wesam said since 2009, the National Airports Corporation, through the government of PNG has been receiving assistance from ADB’s multi-tranche financing facility (MFF) to redevelop its deteriorating civil aviation infrastructure in Papua New Guinea.
He said the bid was done in accordance with procurement guidelines following a bid evaluation report that was submitted to ADB.
“The contract was awarded to the lowest responsive bidder China Railway Construction Engineering Group Company (CRCEG).
We would like to congratulate CRECG Ltd for being the successful bidder of the project and looks forward to working closely with them,” Mr Wesam said.
He said the Kavieng airport upgrade will include aircraft pavement and strengthening, runway extension, new state of the art terminal building, airfield ground lighting and associated works.
Mr Wesam said the project implementation unit will oversee works on the ground to ensure the implementation of the project progress and will be completed on time. Continue reading at https://postcourier.com.pg/kavieng-airport-to-get-upgrade/ | Post Courier