Radio New Zealand International
The grant follows Dr Pok’s talks with his Chinese counterpart, General Liang Guanglie, in Beijing last month and meetings there with military hardware suppliers.
The visit comes as PNG plans a fivefold increase in troops over the next decade.
Dr Pok said he will also ask China to help maintain swimming pools and gymnasiums at PNG’s military barracks.
“They want to be seen as not being too involved in our military issues here,” said Dr Pok.
“China is also trying to export things like uniforms and armoured cars and all these things.
“So it’s also in the business interests of not the Chinese military but people who are building these things to market their products to countries like Papua New Guinea.”