Aust funds police dorm

The National,Thursday June 16th, 2016

A NEW dormitory for police in Port Moresby funded by Australia for K2.4 million will house up to 140 officers, an official says.
The funding came under the PNG-Australia policing partnership. The new dormitory is at McGregor Barracks.
Australian Federal Police Assistant Commissioner Bruce Giles said it was part of the partnership with PNG police to address housing problems for officers in the country.
He said similar dormitories costing the same amount were being built in Lae and at the Bomana Training College.
He urged the constabulary to maintain and take good care of the building and the facilities inside.
Police Commissioner Gari Baki said the new accommodation would help police officers in preparations for the 2018 Apec summit.
Baki said it would be easy to manage the officers as they were living in one location.
“Housing is an issue for PNG and the dormitory will help tackle some of the problems the police department had faced,” he said.
Baki said the new accommodation in Lae and at Bomana would be for both male and female officers during training.
He thanked the AFP for the assistance and urge the officer in charge of McGregor Barracks to maintain the barracks.