​Security planning underway for U20 Women’s World Cup

Source: LoopPNG

Security planning is underway following PNG’s preparations for the U20 Women’s World Cup in September.

A joint committee has been created which includes the PNG Defence Force, Customs, National Airport Corporation, Department of Transport, the National Maritime and Safety Authority, National Security Advisory Council, PNG Fire Service and NCDC with RPNGC as the lead agency for the public safety and security plan.

The expectations of FIFA has been shared with the stakeholders and together, the committee will be working to ensure that the requirements are met from each agency.

The operational order will also include FIFA requirements, which call for 60 percent of the security personnel to be female.

The security plan is to ensure the safety of the participating teams but also the security of the fans, international media and visiting guests that will be in Port Moresby during the three-week tournament.

Meanwhile, LOC security manager, Hetahu Lohia, said an expression of interest for the use of private security firms will be published at the end of this month. The announcement of the successful applications will be made at the end of August.

The successful security firms will provide security at the match venues, training venues and accommodation sites.

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