The Prime Minister, Hon. Peter O'Neill CMG MP, said the scale of the Highlands Earthquake disaster is immense, full recovery will take several years, while the immediate focus of the Government remains the restoration of essential services.
The State of Israel, through MASHAV, the Israeli agency for international development cooperation, has confirmed it stands ready to assist PNG in relief efforts being deployed in the highlands regions impacted by the recent 7.5 magnitude earthquake.
The Prime Minister, Hon. Peter O’Neill CMG MP, has announced that an immediate State of Emergency has been Declared for Highlands Earthquake Disaster areas in Hela, Southern Highlands, Western and Enga Provinces.