PNG district MP calls for prioritisation of road repairs

4:31 pm on 17 February 2016

A Papua New Guinea MP in Chimbu province is calling on the government to prioritise repair infrastructure wrecked by severe flooding and landslides across the country.

The MP for the badly impacted Sinasina Yomgomugl district in Chimbu province said local authorities were doing their best to provide relief but they did not have the resources.

Kerenge Kua said at least three people in his district had been killed by landslips with the largest involving a one kilometre section of mountain wiping out 31 houses.

"At the moment we are relying on our own scant resources to clear the roads and bring supplies relief supplies and things like that.

"Just quickly speaking if I am to bring the roads in my part of the district into use again I will probably need about 500,000 Kina or lets say $AU 250,000. But, but I don't have that money."