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Emergency sitting for PNG parliament

19 March 2018

Posted in: Pacific Radio News,

By Lisa Lahari-Williams -

Papua New Guinea's Parliament is set to hold an emergency sitting to pass a bill setting up a Restoration Authority to ramp up rebuilding efforts after last months 7.5 magnitude earthquake.

Papua New Guinea Parliament. Photo/ Dev Policy Blog.

The death toll has topped 100 and there's been progress in access to the state of emergency areas most affected.

Government expects the next phase of rebuilding support to ramp up, after the Parliament session passes the Restoration Authority bill. 

The New Zealand government announced last week additional aid to be sent to PNG.

Read more here:

Full impact of 7.5 Papua New Guinea earthquake now known

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