Patrol posts to beef up border security

​A new milestone for PNG’s Northern border security was set recently with the launch of a new PNGDF patrol post site.

The Defence Minister and Member for Telefomin Solan Mirisim, PNGDF Commander Brigadier General, Gilbert Toropo and Customs Commissioner, Ray Paul flew into Tumolbil village in Yapsie LLG to launch the new patrol post site.

An official ground breaking ceremony was held to welcome the high profile delegation into the border village.                

Tumolbil village is one of the remotest parts of PNG villages situated right on the border with Indonesia and the Telefomin district. 

Hundreds of villages turned up in numbers to welcome the delegation.

Meantime, Minister Mirisim said that the ground breaking ceremony is the start of more patrol posts to be identified and established.

These posts will be to beef up security along the northern and southern boarders of PNG, this will also include the maritime borders.

Mirisim said as Papua New Guinea is hosting so many international events such as the upcoming APEC 2018 Summit in Port Moresby, it is therefore necessary to boost and upgrade border patrols.


Sophie Yaruso