International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI), through its Papua New Guinea (PNG) unit, ICTSI South Pacific Ltd., and its corporate citizenship arm, the ICTSI Foundation Inc., recently inaugurated a new police station in the Omili suburb in Lae.
The PGK505,000 (US$149,000) facility, the second to be donated after the police station in Malahang last February, is part of ICTSI South Pacific’s efforts to help improve the law and order situation across the communities in Lae.
Measuring 172-square meters, the new Omili Police Station is complete with work stations, separate cell blocks for male, female and juvenile deliquents, 2 toilets, an armory room, interview room, and a kitchen.
“This project is an example of a good public-private partnership initiative. It is our contribution to the sustainable development goals for our impacted communities–particularly to achieve peace, justice, and strong institutions. We, along with entire community, share the responsibility to ensure that the basic tenets of progress can be sustained,” said George Gware, South Pacific International Container Terminal (SPICT) General Manager.
The Hon. John Rosso, Lae Member of Parliament and Minister for Lands and Physical Planning, was present during the inauguration and expressed his gratitude for the two police station donations, which he described as pivotal to the government’s law and order campaign in the community. He was joined by the Hon. Bryan Kramer, Police Minister; Peter Guiness, Assistant Police Commissioner – Northern Region; Anthony Wagambe Jr., Assistant Police Commissioner – National Capital District; Labu and Ahi leaders; and representatives from the Lae City Authority and Lae Chamber of Commerce.
ICTSI’s extending of assistance to the Papuan police force forms part of the Company’s firm commitment towards promoting peace and order, says Anil Singh, ICTSI South Pacific Chief Executive Officer: “Law and order is a shared responsibility. These donations are our tokens of commitment to the people of Lae.”
Filipina Laurena, ICTSI Foundation Deputy Executive Director, adds: “The two police stations in PNG are the highlights of the Foundation’s initiatives for 2019. We understand the importance of these facilities to the safety of the respective communities, and pledge our continuing support for the law and order initiatives in Lae.”
Omili gets a new police station. (From left) Peter Guiness, Assistant Police Commissioner – Northern Region; Anthony Wagambi Jr., Assistant Police Commissioner – Central and National Capital District; the Hon. Bryan Kramer, Police Minister; the Hon. John Rosso, Lae Member of Parliament; Filipina Laurena, ICTSI Foundation Deputy Executive Director; and George Gware, SPICT General Manager, lead the inauguration rites for the Omili police station last 12 November.
Omili gets a new police station. International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI), through its Papua New Guinea (PNG) unit South Pacific International Container Terminal (SPICT) and social responsibility arm ICTSI Foundation Inc. donates a second police station for the Omili suburb in Lae. Eyeing not only the development of high-performing maritime logistics facilities, but also the development of its host communities, ICTSI’s latest commitment in Omili follows through its earlier donation of a police facility in Malahang, also in Lae, last February 2019.
About South Pacific International Container Terminal (SPICT)
In September 2017, ICTSI, through its Papua New Guinea subsidiary South Pacific International Container Terminal Limited, signed a 25-year terminal operations agreement with state-owned PNG Ports Corporation Limited for the Port of Lae. SPICT’s contract specifically covers the port operations and facilities at the South Pacific International Container Terminal.
About ICTSI South Pacific Limited
Incorporated in 2017, ICTSI South Pacific is a wholly-owned subsidiary of global port operator International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) in Papua New Guinea. Investing more than PGK4 million to empower Papuan communities, the Company operates the Motukea International Terminal (MIT) in Port Moresby and South Pacific International Container Terminal (SPICT) in Lae Tidal Basin. (www.ictsispl.com)
About ICTSI Foundation, Inc. (IFI)
Established in 2009, ICTSI Foundation is the corporate social responsibility arm of International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI). With youth development as its core advocacy, ICTSI Foundation engages and supports programs under its three development pillars — Education, Sports and Community Welfare. ICTSI Foundation is a certified donee institution by the Philippine Council for NGO Certification (PCNC) and a registered resource agency by the Philippine Department of Social Welfare and Development.