West Sepik Governor Amkat Mai

Incomplete airport needs funding: Minister

Steven was responding to questions in Parliament on Tuesday from West Sepik Governor Amkat Mai.    

The Civil Aviation Minister said Tadji Airport is not under the 22 certified airports overseen by National Airport Corporation (NAC) but will seek clarification and response in writing to the governor.     

Steven said the redevelopment will start when funding is released to NAC.  

He added that over K46 million had already been paid to the contractor before work stalled. 

Governor applauds PNGDF effort

This was revealed by West Sepik Governor Amkat Mai during a high profile visit by the PNGDF Chief of Joint Operations, Colonel Ezekia Wenzel, to the Governor's Office last Wednesday in Vanimo, West Sepik Province.

Mai applauded the soldiers’ effort following a recent intervention at the Wutung border that caught three truckloads of Asian goods, without receipts, that bypassed Customs and were heading into Vanimo Township.

Mai said he is happy that the soldiers intervened and stop the three trucks.