Written: 14 September 2018

PORT MORESBY, 14 September 2018:  Ground was broken today for a major residential and commercial precinct, the Range View precinct, by its shareholders the National Capital District Commission, Lamana Development Limited and Nambawan Super Limited.  The ceremony was overseen by NCD Governor Hon. Powes Parkop, Nambawan Super Chairman Anthony Smaré, Lands Minister Hon. Justin Tkatchenko, Lamana Development chairman Sir Kostas Constantinou and supported by excited members of Nambawan Super.

The total development cost of the project is K296m and consist of both a large retail and a residential complex, opposite Vision City. The retail complex will feature two commercial buildings with a combined net area of 10,923 square meters with 280 car park spaces whilst the residential compound will consist of 88 townhouses and 140 car spaces. The Rangeview ownership is split 56.72% Nambawan Super, 12.76% NCD and 30.52% Lamana Development Limited.

Mr. Smaré, Chairman for Nambawan Super, said “this investment highlights what can be achieved when public landowners such as the NCD Commission work with the nation’s largest investor Nambawan to drive development.  I congratulate Governor Parkop on his leadership and vision in embracing this opportunity to partner with Nambawan Super in this development and I would also like to thank Minister Tkatchenko for his steadfast support in his capacity as Lands Minister for this project.  This public-private partnership will benefit the residents of the nation’s capital through long-term recurring revenue for NCDC to support its services and provides another major retail and commercial hub for residents to shop at.  It will also generate long-term return for Nambawan’s members.  This model can be replicated for other provinces if it meets our criteria, just like our successful partnership with East New Britain Provincial Government through our joint investment in Gazelle International Hotel.

The Range View precinct project will be the second major recent precinct development for Nambawan Super in Port Moresby after the Nambawan Plaza which is scheduled to be completed at the start of 2019 and 67 luxury apartments will be available for tenancy soon.

Nambawan Super assures its members that is will continue to prudently manage the portfolio for the benefit of its members.”

Rangeview is a Public-Private partnership with NCDC providing the land while Nambawan Super and Lamana are contributing funds to secure the development and completion of the Project.

Rangeview is expected to be completed by December 2020.

It is estimated that there will be over 500 jobs created during the construction phase of the project and 150 permanent jobs after completion for this project.

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