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Numerous Trans-Papua road sections prone to landslides

29th February 2016 | 2.147 Views
Jayapura (ANTARA News) - Numerous sections of the Trans-Papua road in Papua and West Papua are prone to landslides during the rainy season, according to spokesman of the Jayapura transportation office Oesman Marbun.

"Several sections of the Trans-Papua road are prone to landslides during the rainy season, and therefore, we have appealed to the head of the working unit to ready heavy equipment on these roads to anticipate disasters," Marbun remarked here on Monday.

He pointed out that the disaster-prone locations are the sections of Nabire to Enarotali, Wamenta-Karubaga-Mulia, and Wamena to Elelim in Papua; and Sorong to Klamono, and Manokwari to Kebar in West Papua.

Marbun acknowledged that these road sections were prone to disaster, but the authority has anticipated it by stationing heavy equipment there.

He said that there was a landslide at the Wamena-Tolikara section recently, but the debris has been cleared, and it is now open for traffic. (*)