Noble Centre To Finish Next Year
The K400 million 23-storey Noble Centre building in downtown Port Moresby is set to finish early next year.
According to China Railway Construction Engineering Group (PNG) Real Estate Company Ltd marketing manager Maksim Neil, the work was delayed because of the ongoing pandemic.
“We have obtained the occupancy certificate from the National Capital District Commission, fire certificate from PNG Fire Services and power acceptance certificates from PNG Power Ltd,” Neil said. “We plan to open the building in early 2021. Our office has been allocated in the building since October.”
Neil added that the delay of the work was also due to 70 per cent of the workers and managers returning to China for the Chinese New Year when the COVID crisis hit. They could not return for a couple of months.
“Similarly, building materials to be purchased from overseas were delayed for a long period. “2020 had been a difficult year for construction,” he said.