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The National Capital District Commission will be rolling out some major infrastructure developments in the city over the next three years in lead up to the 2015 Pacific Games.

Acting City Manager Leslie Alu has assured the public and city residence of these major infrastructure developments in the city during the FM 100 Talkback show.

The City Manager said recent road developments are some of the Commissions long term measures in dealing with the current traffic congestions and the high influx of vehicles in the city.

"These developments are in line with the Commission Urban Master Plan in which 14 major areas in the city will be amalgamated to six.

"This master plan will also involve waste management, drainage, beautifying the city and strategic planning for settlements including upgrading of existing roads and also building of new ones," said Mr Alu.

Meanwhile the Poreporena/Napanapa Local Development Plan which the Commission has been carrying advertisement in the print media is currently in the process finalizing.

Deputy City Manager - Regulatory Services Kenneth Atasoa said the Poreporena/Napanapa plan has identified different land uses for commercial and residential areas and road links also been included.

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Mr Atasoa has assured the people of Hanuabada and villages along the Poreporena/Napanapa that the plan does not include relocation.

Mr Atasoa said the Poreporena/Napanapa plan has also taken into consideration the impact of the PNG/LNG project and landowner issues.

He said five of the 14 amalgamated areas have been completed and work on the sixth is currently in the progress.

According to Deputy City Manager - Regulatory Services the Commission have turned their focus now to develop areas that are on the corridor of the PNG/LNG project with the Poreporena/Napanapa Local Development plan.

Adding the plan has identified different land uses for commercial and residential areas and road links also been included taken and does not include relocation.

Currently the Commission Regulatory Services Division is in close consultation with landowners of Poreporena/Napanapa area to incorporate their ideas into the plan and on land ownership issues. However Mr Atasoa said settlers at Paga Point, Ela Beach and Stanley Esplanade will be relocated to other settlements.

According to Acting City Manager Leslie Alu the Commission have already received K100 million from the national government for road developments in the city and are expecting a further K550 million. Mr Alu said NCDC in this year's budget has allocated K27 million for road developments, K15 million for new drains and K38 million to its settlement strategic plans," said Mr Alu.

Mr Alu also took the opportunity to acknowledge the leadership of NCD Governor Powes Parkop and the O'Neill/Dion government support through Sports, 2015 Pacific Games and Events Minister Justin Tkatchenko in giving priority to infrastructure developments in the city.

 
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