In a small but significant ceremony yesterday morning, Police Commissioner Gari Baki said this was yet another milestone achievement for the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary.
Commissioner Baki said the RPNGC has come a long way with the upgrade and assistance of the Australian Federal Police, under the Papua New Guinea-Australia Policing Partnership program.
With the facilities also expected to be used for the 2018 APEC meets and preparations for the main event, Baki said the challenge now for the officers is to take care of the new infrastructure before, during and after these events.
Minister for Civil Aviation, Alfred Manase, stated the airport will be anticipating an increase in passengers, especially considering that this year will be the APEC year.
He adds that the Civil Aviation Authority and National Airports Corporation is privileged to have the police on ground, which will guarantee the safety of passengers travelling in and out of the domestic and international airport.
Meantime, Airport Police Commander, Robert Wane, said the new facility will boost the morale of the police officers.
Safety is guaranteed for anyone moving in, out and about the airport grounds.