NAC Signs Contract With Consultancy Services
National Airports Corporation has recently signed a K14.9 million consultancy contract with KECC Keunjeong joint venture in association with Kramer Ausenco for its airport redevelopment projects.
This comes after the NAC secured a loan from the Asian Development Bank towards the cost of implementing the civil aviation development program (CADIP) in improving PNG’s 22 national airports.
It is to ensure national airports meet certification and operational requirements in compliance with PNG civil aviation rules and ICAO standards and recommended practices to improve level of service and passenger comfort.
The CADIP project implementation unit (PIU) of NAC is administering all the contracts under the CADIP program including bidding, contract award and supervision of contracts.
According to NAC acting managing director Ephraim Wasem, the implementation of the remaining 10 projects are well underway and the most prudent approach to ensure delivery within budget and time is to increase resources within the PIU to supervise these remaining contracts.
Mr Wasem said that was why invitations for expression of interests were sought publicly by ADB in accordance with its stringent procurement guidelines and procedures KECC was selected.
He said CADIP PIU sought legal clearance from the office of the State Solicitor before a submission was made to the National Executive Council (NEC) by the Minister for Civil Aviation Lekwa Gure for approval to award.
“NEC deliberated on this and has since approved award of Contract number CADIP-B3-42-1F1 for Construction Supervision Consultancy (CSC) Services under the Civil Aviation Development Investment Program (CADIP) to KECC Keunjeong JV in Association with Kramer Ausenco of Korea and PNG respectively at a bid price of K 14,996,846.31 inclusive of 10 per cent GST,” he said.
Mr Wasem the consultancy contract agreement was signed between the state and the consultants.
“We would like to congratulate KECC for being successful in their bid and invite them to help us build our nation’s airport infrastructure and our people.
We also extend our thanks for the continued support from our development partner, ADB and the National Government through NEC and the Office of the State Solicitor,” he said.
“The Government through NAC has and continues to invest significantly in our airports infrastructure and will improve safety, security, efficiency and comfort for our travellers.
I am proud of this milestone and look forward to the successful completion of all our projects.
I call on every one of us to work together to ensure their successful delivery.”
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