Saturday 18th March 2023
The Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary is currently conducting feasibility studies into its infrastructure development.
These include rehabilitating and building new Highway Patrol bases in all provinces, with a spacing of 60 kilometers apart and reviving the Water Police bases coastal areas, among others.
Minister for Internal Security, Peter Tsiamalili jr. said, “Similarly, the RPNGC has conducted feasibility studies in reviving and strengthening Water Police bases in coastal areas.
These activities support the National Government’s broader PNG Connect initiative.
Mr Tsiamalili jr. added, other development will include construction of a new training facilities, including classrooms, roads, a mess, and a gymnasium, at the college to cater for the recruits.
“The government has approved the Special Policing Assistance Policing Program (SPAP) to assist with its development activities, and PFDs for PIP were submitted to National Planning and Treasury.”
The RPNGC has also established contact with Toyota in Japan through the Japanese Embassy in PNG to purchase vehicles to re-fleet its aging fleet and reduce hires across the police force.
A policy paper will be submitted to NEC for authorization.