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Jul 19

Lamana Hotel gets Taumeasina Island

An artist’s impression of the Lemana Group’s proposed hotel-resort project at Taumeasina Island

The Lamana Group in Papua New Guinea has been given the green light to build a multimillion dollar hotel on Taumeasina Island.

The lease was signed in the weekend between Prime Minister, Tuila’epa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi and the group.

The group will invest around 50 million US dollars for the construction of a seventy hotel room on the island and 30 villas including restaurants as well as conference facilities, cafes and entertainment areas.

Leading the group’s delegation for the confirmation of the project and signing of memorandum of understanding is PNG’s Reserve Bank governor, Loi Bakani.

The project was launched Saturday afternoon at a function at Sails Restaurant, Mulinuu.  Construction of the hotel is slated to begin early next year.

Lamana Group gets Taumeasina Island

The Lamana Group of Papua New Guinea has been given the green light on their proposed multi-million tala hotel project at Taumeasina Island.

According to Environment and Natural Resources minister Faamoetauloa Taito Faale Tumalii, the previous lease title to New Zealander Gordon Taylor has been terminated.

“We gave Taylor – through his lawyer Trevor Stevenson – up to last August to start work on their hotel project or government will effectively terminate their lease. August has come and gone and they haven’t done anything. In fact they haven’t built anything there for the many years they’ve leased that land.

“We have written to the Lamana Group informing them of government’s decision. We are now in the process of formalizing an agreement with the Lamana Group.”

Faamoetauloa said there were other parties who wrote to government expressing interest in the island, but the Lamana Group was selected because of their development concept and strong financial backing.

The planned Lamana project encompasses an over 100-room hotel complex plus a 100 more luxury bedroom villa suites and standard luxury hotel rooms, water sport and activities areas, conference and entertainment facilities as well as restaurants and cafes.

The investment is tagged at around Aus$60 million (WST$141.1 million) MNRE and the Ministry of Public Works have been conducting field studies at the island this week.

LAMANA GROUP

Based in Papua New Guinea, the Lamana Group has had over 50 years of experience in the Western Pacific. It describes itself as a diversified company involved in property development, civil construction and hotel management.

It also works closely with the cashed-up Papua New Guinea Landowners Trust Groups and Superannuation Funds.

Author: HRPP
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