Martin Mose

Govt commits to reducing disaster risks

This was the opening statement by the Acting Director for National Disaster Centre, Martin Mose, during a recent workshop in Port Moresby.

Mose said the Government aims to achieve this, through the NCD and technical agencies, through research, development of policies and framework, and continued support to risk reduction at the community level.

Allegedly closed due to non-payment of rental

This newsroom was on site and found the building locked with no officers in sight.

The National Disaster Office director, Martin Mose, would not comment on this matter when contacted.

Concerns are being raised by the public on the status of the office, especially in a time of disaster.

There is no clear indication on whether the office will be opened or when the matter will be dealt with.

This is not the first time the building has been closed.

In August 2016, the building was locked due to non-payment of rental.

Japan donates K300,000 worth of relief supplies

The Japan International Cooperation Agency hosted the presentation today at the Jackson’s International Airport VIP lounge, where the National Disaster Centre director, Martin Mose, was on hand to receive the supplies.

The donation includes 200 blankets, 30 tarpaulins, 100 sleeping pads, 200 tents and 10 water tanks with water purifiers.

Special advisor to Japanese Prime Minister, Kentaro Sonoura, said the Japanese government and citizens have not forgotten the friendship and compassion to Japan.

​Water sanitation, food security critical during El Nino

Several global and regional climate agencies have predicted a potential occurrence of El Nino in the second half of 2017, which could bring drier than normal conditions to PNG.

Acting Director for the National Disaster Committee and co-chair of the PNG Disaster Management Team, Martin Mose, said during a workshop on El Nino preparedness that PNG has to plan properly for risk management and mitigation actions.

Mose said the country has to pay attention and identify the critical sectors that will be impacted, such as water and food security.