Security detail on route for major events

Ahead of the FIFA Under 20 Women’s World Cup as well as the 2017 National Elections and 2018 APEC, security training and consolidation has taken centre stage for the PNGDF as well as its training partners.

PNGDF Chief of Force preparation, Colonel Siale Diro told PNG Loop that all citizens and visitors or observers can be rest assured that the special defense forces as well as their support agencies are gearing up for all these international meets.

The citizens of this country should be assured that should there be an international security incident there is a Long range reconnaissance unit on standby to support police and government during the upcoming FIFA  games and APEC Summit in 2018.

Colonel Diro says the key areas that this unit has taken into consideration with their training requirements is the transfer of skill sets to deal with the issues of hostage and counter terrorism and urban warfare.

“The unit prides itself on the ability to deal with contingencies by land, air or sea that normal security elements may not be able to handle,” he assured.

Diro made this remarks assuring the nation and its visitors that the PNGDF was ready to support in terms of the security requirements and needs if and when they arise.


Julianna Waeda