Efficient transport system for NCD on agenda

The Governor revealed this during the Port Moresby Chamber of Commerce and Industry breakfast today.

Parkop said an improved transportation system was needed so that it minimised or eliminated disruptions to daily transportation needs.

His comments follow the recent strike by PMV operators in the capital city, temporarily shutting down transportation services.

He said plans to introduce a more efficient transportation system had been shelved in the past however, the recent PMV strike was the final straw.

Government to carry out heavy trucks inspections

Minister for Transport Malakai Tabar made this announcement today in Parliament.

He was responding to Ijivitari MP David Arore who questioned the safety of the heavy trucks after the recent road accident in Northern Province that claimed 13 lives on January 19, 2017.

Tabar said the government is concerned and will be carrying out the inspection in the near future.

“We will inspect all the trucks and make sure to check their road worthiness and whether they met all criteria to operate on the road.”

Influx of ‘ojarks’ not a problem as yet: Sandaun police boss

Locally called ojarks, it is brought into the border township both legally and illegally from the West Papua Province of Indonesia.

PPC Gesa told Loop PNG in Vanimo that the local police are investigating the very suspicious entry and registration of many of the motorised scooters.       

He said ojarks started increasing in the middle of last year.

So far, only two accidents had occurred.

“First one happened at Wutung when a cyclist, not wearing a helmet, went off the road, resulting in his death.

Suva meeting to plot maritime transport for Pacific

To appreciate the importance of maritime transport in the Pacific region’s development agenda, Pacific Island countries and territories and development partners will gather next week in Suva, Fiji for a regional meeting of transport officials.