ADB and PNG sign deal to respond to climate change

12:53 pm on 23 October 2018

The Asian Development Bank and Papua New Guinea have signed a deal to help the country respond better to the impacts of climate change.

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is an Asia regional development organization dedicated to reducing poverty in Asia and the Pacific.

Photo: AFP/ Jay Directo

ADB country director for PNG, David Hill, said the ongoing Building Resilience to Climate Change in PNG Project was helping climate-proof infrastructure and assist the people to better prepare for and respond to disasters.

The project will include vulnerability assessments and adaptation plans for 21 islands in Bougainville, East New Britain, Manus, Milne Bay, and Morobe.

As well, nine sustainable fishery ecosystems and food security investments in East New Britain, Manus, and Milne Bay will be assessed.

The project is extending the radio communications network to improve communications and will establish an early warning system through the installation of a very high frequency network linked to PNG's National Disaster Centre.