By Delly Waigeno – EM TV News, Port Moresby
The Department of Transport want to collaborate with stakeholders including the National Capital District Commission to resolve the public transport system in NCD.
Secretary for the Department of Transport, Roy Mumu, said this in a media conference today following the recent PMV strike.
Mumu said major discussions will be made at the next Road Traffic Authority Board Meeting next week.
The media conference was attended by the Secretary Department of Transport, Roy Mumu, Chairman of the Road Traffic Authority, Melvin Yalapan and the Acting Chief Executive Officer for the Road Traffic Authority, Nelson Terema.
Secretary Mumu said it has taken time to address the public transport system issue because of a transition phase from the former Land Transport Board, to the new Road Traffic Authority Board.
Chairman of the Road Traffic Authority, Melvin Yalapan, said one of the mandates of the Road Traffic Authority is to modernise the public transport system.
Yalapan however said that a survey will need to be conducted to determine how many routes are needed in the city and how many PM’s are needed on each route.
Acting Chief Executive Officer for the Road Traffic Authority, Nelson Terema, said the Authority is looking at ways to manage the public transport system, admitting that is was a real challenge.
PMV operators are represented on the Road Traffic Authority Board through the PMV Operators Association.
A Road Traffic Authority Board meeting will be held next week, and Mumu said public announcemen’s will be made on the outcomes of that meeting.