By Stanley Ove Jr – EM TV News, Port Moresby
A village in the Madang province is set to relocate their primary school after a rise in sea levels has threatened their community.
Malmal village last week received over K300,000 in funding to relocate the Malmal Primary School to higher ground.
The primary school will be the first major relocation project, however until the funding came, the cost of the move had not made that possible. The school also has unfinished classrooms, which will add extra costs to the relocation project.
Madang MP, Nixon Duban, told the Malmal community that the government is priorit’sing climate change, and it’s their job to respond quickly to these issues.
Duban said the primary school is a vital government service and the relocation of the school will help the children of Malmal.
“We must know what is happening around us, and through education we will know about climate change and its effects,” Duban said.