PNG's Morobe seeks govt aid after floods

7:11 pm on 27 October 2016
Heavy rain in Papua New Guinea.

Heavy rain in Papua New Guinea. Photo: RNZI / Johnny Blades

The administrator of Morobe Province in Papua New Guinea has asked central government for 2.4 million US dollars to repair infrastructure damaged during recent heavy rain.

At least seven people were killed in the province where landslips and flash floods washed away houses.

The National reports that Morobe's provincial administrator requested the money to fix roads and bridges in six districts including the capital, Lae.

Morobe is know as PNG industrial heartland, but its governor, Kelly Naru, says the province does not have the money to help people affected by rain as well as repairing damaged infrastructure.