Following reports of bridges along the Kokoda-Oro Bay highway being washed away by floods yesterday, the Oro Governor took a helicopter ride this morning to assess the situation on the ground.
Juffa told Loop PNG that: “the situation is not as bad as reported.
“Eroro, Kumusi and Girua bridges have not been washed away; it’s the temporary Bailey bridges that had their bases getting washed.”
The new bridges currently under construction are being built with funding from the Australian Government worth K30 million.
Juffa said no injuries have been reported and praised the provincial response team.
“I am quite happy in the response, it’s better than it used to be.”
He added that the provincial administration is working along the clock to build a temporary by-pass at the bridge sites.
Picture source Gary Juffa.