China’s plans for New Daru City as PNG megacity

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has downplayed a Chinese language firm’s proposal to construct a brand new mega-city simply kilometres from Australian territory.

Leaked paperwork reveal a conceptual plan to construct a 100 sq. kilometre metropolis with a serious seaport, industrial space and free-trade zone on Papua New Guinea’s south coast.

The “New Daru City” can be constructed inside kilometres of Australian islands within the Torres Strait.

Morrison mentioned the bold plans have been “very speculative at this level”.

“I’m not stunned by it however I believe at this stage it might be finest to file it underneath ‘hypothesis’,” he advised reporters in Canberra on Friday.

Scott Morrison listens during a joint statement with James Marape
James Marape says PNG will not flip away overseas funding complying with legal guidelines and benefiting locals. Credit score: AAP