PARKOP GIVES BACK TO UPNG
NCD Governor Powes Parkop officially handed over the new dormitory keys to the UPNG Vice Chancellor Professor Frank Griffin yesterday at Waigani Campus.
NEW DORMITORY A BIG BOOST
The dormitory facility is a big boost to the University of Papua New Guinea.
It will become a home to 300 boarders in next academic year.
It features seventy-five twin share rooms, 150 beds and 2 study tables in each room.
COST OF THE DORMITORY
The National Government and National Capital District Commission jointly funded it at the cost of K17.5 million.
Given the space limitations faced by the University, Professor Griffin welcomed the handover of keys to the new dormitory.
“We want to thank NCDC and the good Governor Parkop in investing in this way to help our young get better education,” Griffin said.
In addition, he said the University is the happy recipient of the building.
Governor Parkop said this dormitory will allow students to have a good living environment.
He added and that they can study well and achieve their dreams.
Additioally, Governor Parkop said the premier university has served the country and neighbouring Pacific Islanders well.
Thus, he said NCDC would continue investing in it, so that young, smart people graduate and help build PNG.
An agreement between NCDC and UPNG made way for the construction of the dormitory. In that, UPNG traded its land with NCDC for the new Morata-Gerehu Road.
City Manager Bernard Kipit stated that NCDC will maintain the partnership with the university in terms of infrastructure development.
“We will continue to give our support in terms of infrastructure developments to ensure students have resources backing them up,” Mr. Kipit said.