Security preparations

Operation Kibung ready for APEC Summit

However, the next two months will see an increase in the presence of foreign troops in the country, who will be working in partnership with the PNG Defense Force and those in the joint inter-agency operation for APEC.

The next two months will see an increased presence of foreign troops in the country, leading up to the APEC leaders’ summit.

PNGDF’s Chief of Operations however says this is not new as some of the foreign military troops have been here in the past 4 years.

Security preps on track for PNG Games

This is in anticipation for athletes and officials coming into Kimbe for the PNG Games this November. 

Outgoing Provincial Police Commander for West New Britain, Jim Namora assured this and thanked his personnel for their commitment and dedication to duty.

Chief Superintendent Namora will be taking up his new post as the Director for the Special Services Division (SSD) in the Port Moresby, NCD.

Defense display preparedness for FIFA and APEC

This assurance was further driven home in a show of force and skill last night at the Sir John Guise stadium when PNG Loop was preview to a special display of close quarter combat and counter terrorism skills from the PNGDF Special Forces division.

Chief of Force Preparation, Colonel Siale Diro explained that the Special Forces have been training with the assistance of Australian, New Zealand and US special Forces for a number of years now.

VIDEO: Airport security ahead of Obama's visit

Both Kenyan and American security personnel were in the process of securing the airport in the afternoon.

Local media have set up their live trucks in anticipation of Obama's arrival.