ICTSI donates PGK1M for Enga landslide relief

Turnover of PKG1 million donation to Enga Provincial Disaster Management Trust. Photo shows (from left) Hon. John Rosso, Papua New Guinea deputy prime minister; Hon. Sir Peter Ipatas, Enga province governor; Robert Maxwell, ICTSI South Pacific CEO; and George Gware, ICTSI South Pacific COO.

ICTSI South Pacific, a division of International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) and the leading port operator in Papua New Guinea, has donated 1 million kina (PGK) to aid the Enga Provincial Disaster Management Trust in relief efforts following a devastating landslide in Enga Province.

The landslide in Tulipato village, Mulitaka, Enga Province, has resulted in significant casualties, with approximately 2,000 people missing and 8,000 displaced. The disaster has caused extensive damage to homes and food gardens, leaving the community in urgent need of assistance.

“We are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of so many lives, homes, and food gardens caused by the landslide. Recovery efforts are being severely hampered by the treacherous terrain and continued land movement and landslips,” said Robert Maxwell, CEO of ICTSI South Pacific.

Maxwell emphasized ICTSI’s commitment to supporting the affected communities. “We feel a strong responsibility to support our Papua New Guinea communities in times of need. Our donation of 1 million kina is a testament to our commitment to helping the people of Enga Province recover and rebuild their lives,” he added.

ICTSI South Pacific has been active in corporate social responsibility, engaging in initiatives that support local communities and promote sustainable development. Since its incorporation in 2017, ICTSI South Pacific has invested over PGK 200 million to empower Papuan communities, operating key terminals like Motukea International Terminal (MIT) in Port Moresby and South Pacific International Container Terminal (SPICT) in Lae Tidal Basin.

Headquartered in Manila, Philippines, ICTSI was established in 1988 and specializes in port development, management, and operations. ICTSI’s global portfolio includes terminals and projects across the Asia Pacific, the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The company is known for its transparent transactions and commitment to sustainable development, supported by its public-private partnerships and corporate social responsibility initiatives.

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