Posted: June 19th, 2018

Hotel ready by Sept 13: Mano

The Star Mountain Plaza in Port Moresby will be completed by September in time for the Apec Leaders’ Summit, says Mineral Resources Development Company managing-director Augustine Mano.

It will be the main host venue for visiting world leaders.

Mano announced completion date when handing over the first phase to Hilton Hotel yesterday.

“Our project will be delivered in multiple phases, enabling Hilton to gradually assume control,” he said.

“It is with great pleasure that we can officially hand over the first area of the new five-star hotel and Kutubu Convention Centre to Hilton.

“Over the coming weeks, more areas of the development will be handed over in the lead-up to the final construction completion date on Sept 13, 2018.

“The first guests will be welcomed at the hotel as soon as the construction is completed.”

Mano commended the hard work of more than 800 team members, working 24 hours a day to ensure its completion. The workforce is expected to increase by a further 200 over the next six weeks as the interior fit-out progresses.

“It has been truly humbling to see the passion and national pride that our local workforce has brought to this project,” Mano said.

“Their dedication has helped us bring to life a project which will showcase the best of Papua New Guinea to the world leaders later this year.”

Hilton Port Moresby general-manager John Lucas told The National that about 240 workers would be employed. The majority will be locals.

The Star Mountain Project is a partnership between the Hilton Group, the Government and MRDC subsidiaries including Mineral Resource Star Mountain, Mineral Resource Ok Tedi and Petroleum Resource Kutubu.

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