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Gobuta Street Estate Opening – 5th September, 2015
The opening marks the completion of civil works including perimeter fencing, guard house and other site preparations and also marks the commencement of the final stage of actual construction of 48 houses.
Work on the 3.2 hectare project began in April this year. Berkeley Capital, the project contractor and managers of the K35 million Gobuta Estate, has expressed confidence that the project will be completed and delivered within record time in April of 2016. Berkeley has offices in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Brisbane, Cairns and has ventured into PNG six years ago, but this project marks the first major project undertaken in the country with NHEL.
The houses will be built using the same Australian standards with the highest quality materials but are affordable to PNG purchases with the sale price between k500,000-K600,000 per house as land/house package.
About 85% of the houses have already been presold to PNG owners.
NHEL Executive Chairman Kevin Ahipum has encouraged interested homebuyers to pursue existing BSP first time home buyer facility, or any other commercial banks to obtain finance for the remaining houses.
Mr Ahipum said the property will have a body corporate to maintain and manage the integrity of the 48 houses- meaning there will be no abandoned cars left on the roadside nor any unauthorized extension of houses.
Meanwhile, Mr Ahipum has expressed his sincere gratitude to Berkeley Capital and all the key stakeholders that contributed to the success of the project thus far.
Today also marks Mr Ahipum’s first year at the helm of NHEL, and he has expressed satisfaction that one of the key projects initiated under his management is now on the final stage of completion.
The other key projects are the k800 million Gabutu Place Project to be developed by the Korean Consortiums following the granting of the development license last week, and the K3 million Ombudsman Housing at Gerehu 382 to be completed within two months.
Mr. Ahipum also commended the residents and community of Gobuta or “Four Corner” especially the youths for their corporation thus far.
Mr. Ahipum added that as part of the NHEL’s gratitude to the community and youths, he has committed to provide funding for the upkeep and maintenance of the sporting field as a token of appreciation and giving something back to them.
“Four Corner has been neglected and forgotten because of its location at the fringes of the suburb, but not anymore. This will all change as of today. This new development will add a new landscape to this part of Tokarara. As a token of our appreciation to the community, I will ensure the field is given the facelift that you can be proud of. “
Berkeley Capital Group Managing Director and project manager Lauchlan Leishman said that the speed and success of the project to date has delighted him.
“The success of the project has given Berkeley Capital the trust and confidence that the partnership with NHEL is on the right footing and this will go a long way in delivering more quality but affordable houses for many more PNG home owners in the years to come,” Leishman said.
“I believe today’s occasion can only confirm what will be a positive and rewarding relationship ahead for both of our organizations.”
NATIONAL HOUSING ESTATES LTD
P.O Box 1055 | PORT MORESBY | NCD | PNG |7TH Floor| Pacific Place | Musgrave Street| Down -Town Port Moresby | Phone: 3214231 |Fax: 3212923 | www.nhelpng.com|
The Berkeley Capital Group of Companies is a Hong Kong based independent group, providing truly comprehensive advice on Property Development, Construction, Project Management, Investment & Financing. Berkeley has offices in Hong Kong, Papau New Guinea, Malaysia, United States of America, Australia & British Virgin Islands including Kuala Lumpur, Port Moresby, Cairns, Port Douglas and Los Angeles. The current Group Managing Director is Lauchlan Leishman (http://www.lauchlanleishman.com.au/
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