Guo landslide

Chimbu section of Highlands Highway to be accessible this afternoon

Wereh told Loop PNG that the contractor engaged by the Works Department have started removing debris yesterday after successful negotiations with the locals.

He revealed that K100, 000 was paid as compensation for road works to start.  

The landslide which happened last Saturday blocking off traffic and people stranded after about 150 metres of the highway was covered by debris.

The Works Secretary said the contractor started clearing debris yesterday from 6pm – 12 midnight and will continue today.

Landslide blocks off Highlands Highway

The landslide at Guo, which is five minutes from Kundiawa Town, Chimbu, completely shut off the highway yesterday (Saturday) after continuous rain.

CEO of Kombri and Associates Lawyers, Martin Kombri, who is on the ground, told Loop PNG that the landslide began in the early hours of Friday morning however, part of the road was still accessible.

It was early in the evening of Saturday that the Guo section of the Okuk Highway was ruined.