New parliament building expected to be completed by June 2021

The new parliament building at Halamahaga in Alofi is expected to be completed in the second quarter of next year, according to the government’s Project Management and Coordination Unit (PMCU).

Despite the challenges and restrictions on travel this year, workers of the contractor DTB are still able to come to Niue to do their work at the new parliament building.

Two weeks ago, three DTB workers from New Zealand were cleared from quarantine to begin laying the electrical works in the building. According to PMCU the team is working with some of the local contractors and the Niue Power Corporation.

Telecom Niue is also working at the same time laying their cables and network throughout the building.

Earlier this year work stalled with the news of the global pandemic COVID 19 when DTB recalled their contractors back to New Zealand. Some of the builders have since returned to continue their work.  This week they are working on the exterior walls and installing windows.

PMCU Director Felicia Talagi says that they would also like to thank the community for adhering to the access restrictions to the site, which is in place for public safety.

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