Traffic police ready for Apec

Transport PNG

THE TRAFFIC police is trained and ready to execute safety and security along the designated routes in Port Moresby that would be used by the world leaders during the Asia Pacific Economic Corporation (Apec) summit, acting Assistant Commissioner Traffic, Joe Poma, says.
He said the traffic police was well ahead in training and preparations towards the Apec meetings. “Our officers have been trained in motorcycle and driver training as traffic must be properly coordinated and managed to avoid chaos and disruption as the safety and security of the visiting world leaders depended on it.”
He said motorcycle and driver trainings were ongoing with the continued support from the Australian Federal Police and the New Zealand counterparts.
He said traffic officers were prepared to lead the motorcade component of dignitaries and also provide escort.
“We were also given motorcycles and escort vehicles which would really help us to ensure that the safety and security of the world leaders is ensured.
“I am very pleased with the progress of the training and proud to say that traffic is doing very well.
“Our counterparts in Australia and New Zealand have equipped our officers with the best training,” he said.
Through the joint security task force of Apec comprises of the police as the lead agency, Transport Department, Road Safety Authority, Motor Vehicle Insurance Limited, Central Province Transport Authority, Correctional Institute Service and the Apec planning committee.

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