Vanimo-Green River Electorate

Joint security forces on challenges faced

“Security on the ground consists of 13 Special Services Division personnel, 10 PNG Defence Force personnel and 50 local policemen and women who have been ready since Monday,” members of the team told Loop PNG.

“Only the Electoral Commission knows the reason behind these delays.”

Counting for the electorate was scheduled to start yesterday but was deferred to this morning.

Apart from that, the extraction of ballot boxes was also postponed.

Vanimo-Green plans to venture into carbon trading

It is trying to preserve its dense rainforest to tap into the lucrative international carbon trading market.

Dr Cossey Yosi, the man engaged by Vanimo Green District Development Authority to make the dream become reality, said a lot of work needs to be carried out before the district enters the carbon trading market.

He told Loop PNG that an estimated 500,000 hectares will be covered in the project.         

“Forest Carbon Inventory data will have to be done first before independent (firms) verifies the inventory,” Dr Yosi said.