Hela, SHP public service to be revived

The emergency team is looking at strategies to ensure that the Southern Highlands and Hela public service are up and running, if not fully then at least operational.

Emergency Controller Dr Bill Hamblin mentioned this during a recent press conference, stating that the emergency restoration team is looking to set a post relief effort for work into reviving public service for the betterment of the two provinces.

He said it is important for the administration teams to get to work, adding there is discussion underway with partner organisations for this to eventuate.

The team is in discussion with ExxonMobil to make available buildings for the provinces to carry out administration work.

Meanwhile, earthquake relief efforts still continue in the affected areas of Highlands and other provinces.

An update on the status of the relief efforts reports that relief supplies for Tari-Pori alone have been put on hold due to the tribal warfare.

The second phase of the relief efforts will begin soon but will vary in different areas.

Infrastructure and the status of development in each area will be taken into consideration.  

Imelda Wavik