Security for FIFA games stepped up

As the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup nears, security operations have also stepped up.

The Dog Unit has found nothing yet that could be of any threat to the teams and all is expected to go on planned in their operations.

The security checks being done for the FIFA teams is to give them assurance that PNG can look after them during their stay in the country.

Officer in Charge of Dog Unit team, Commander Leuth Nidung said security checks at gaming venues started off last weeks before the arrival of the first team.

“This included airport transport checks before the teams boarded their designated buses for the accommodations,” Commander Nidung said.

“The teams’ transportation is checked by the Dog Unit officers before the team boards and their accommodations are also re-checked again before they check in and settle,” says Nidung.

He adds that all accommodations, hotels will be checked and cleared before and after all the teams arrive by Friday.

 “Vehicles, team transportations, gaming venues, training grounds will be checked also before any of the teams set foot on them.”

“We will be on ground for security so after everything has been checked and cleared, we will give the “ok” for the teams to proceed.”

A team of officers specialising in bombs and explosives has also been deployed to help where necessary during the search.

FIFA security operations are proceeding to schedule.

Annette Kora