The Cook Islands Investment Corporation (CIIC) is very proud to be constructing a large multi-purpose hut at Constitution Park that will provide a wide variety of benefits to the general public.
With construction already having commenced on May 27 and expected to be completed by mid-June, the hut will be available for general public use during the day, with tables, seating, rubbish bins and wheelchair access provided.
It will also provide a source of shade and shelter during sporting events taking place at the park and serve as a convenient focal point for group gatherings or fundraising events.
Construction of the hut has been positioned so as to complement future plans that are currently in place for the Punanga Nui Market to eventually be extended into Constitution Park, with portions reserved for public recreation.
“I am pleased to see that the construction of this hut has now begun,” said Minister of Punanga Nui Market, the Hon George Maggie Angene.
“When complete it will not only be a nice place for our people, families and children to sit and eat their lunch, enjoying their day – we will also be able to use it for our Te Maeva Nui events, Constitution Day parades and other public gatherings.”
While the hut will soon be ready for public use, CIIC CEO Allan Jensen would like to remind everyone that it is still currently a construction site and should be treated as such, with all the necessary health and safety precautions that come with that.
“I would like to ask our people not to venture onto the construction site while building is taking place and particularly keep an eye on your children,” said Jensen. “The last thing we want is for someone to get hurt.”
“That said, I am very much looking forward to when the hut can be officially opened and made available for public use. This is an important early step in our plan to revitalise Constitution Park and better utilise that whole area.”