National Perioperative Conference underway in Popondetta

Perioperative generally refers to the three phases of surgery: preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative

State of Popondetta town irks Juffa

He has expressed disgust at growing piles of rubbish in the township.

"The Capital and the airport are the face of Oro. This is the first impression visitors have.

“However, right now both are not impressive.

“The airport is filthy and grass grows high within the airport.

“This responsibility lies with National Airports Corporation who are failing by not meeting their responsibilities.

Trekkers attempt to complete Kapa Kapa War Trail

The 220km journey will commence at Gabagaba Village in Central Province today (October 4).

The Kapa Kapa War Trail starts at Gabagaba across the extremely rugged Owen Stanley Range, to the vicinity of Jaure on the north side of the Peninsula in Northern Province.

The track was used by American soldiers during WWII in 1942 under the command of General Douglas MacArthur. This was during a battle to defeat the Japanese on the northern beaches.

The mountainous trail is steep and runs parallel to the more well-known and more accessible 96-kilometre long Kokoda Track.  

Arore wants water reservoirs installed in Popondetta

Arore stated in Parliament today that Popondetta is affected every year, since cyclone Guba in 2007, with rain affecting the dam and water pump.

He called on the Minister for Public Enterprises and State Investment William Duma to explain if Water PNG has plans to establish permanent reservoirs in town.

Arore also asked if there are plans in place to relocate the water plant as the current location is always affected by flooding. 

In response, Duma said he has not been briefed by Water PNG about the problem existing in Oro.

Northern Province’s Girua bridge washed away again

The only bridge linking the airport and Oro Bay wharf in Northern province Girua Bridge has been washed away again yesterday (Wednesday Feb 3) during the heavy downpour.

Loop PNG was told by reliable source in Popondetta that the main dam was also broken leaving the town in total darkness with no electricity supply.

The source said PNG Water had also advised that there will be no water for the next one week.

The rain is still continuing with thunderstorm and lightning flashing across the sky.