New building hoped to reduce PNG govt's rent bill

8:15 pm on 18 March 2016

The Papua New Guinea government is hoping to reduce its annual rental bill of 82 million US dollars with the opening of new offices next week.

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Port Moresby CBD. Photo: RNZI / Koro Vaka'uta

The Department of Personnel Management Secretary John Kali says the opening of the Central Government Offices would save about 22 million dollars.

He says renting office space had cost the State a lot of money.

Mr Kali says the situation has occured because because two key government buildings, the former Pineapple Building and the Central Government Office,were derelict.

He says as well as new offices being opened next week, there are also plans to acquire more new land.