Wet weather forces Oro schools to close

Schools in Northern Province have been suspended for the next two weeks.

Oro Governor Gary Juffa revealed to Loop PNG this afternoon following his assessment by air on the effect of flooding in the Kokoda-Oro Bay Highway areas.

The flooding has cut off  the transportation link between the main wharf, airport and Popondetta town.

 Juffa said: “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 costing K30 million funded by the Australia Government are works in progress.

Air Niugini subsidiary Air Link have suspended its flight into Girua Airport yesterday afternoon because of customer safety.

Juffa added that water supply to Popondetta town will take a week  before it is restored by the provider.

The situation on the ground is quiet and no deaths or injury have been reported so far.