The National Development Bank donated a cheque of K35, 000 towards the 2018 Earthquake Disaster Restoration in Port Moresby recently.

NDB Managing Director, Moses Liu during the cheque presentation at the National Emergency Co-ordination Centre thanked the 2018 Earthquake Disaster Restoration team for making time available amidst their busy schedule to receive the donation.

Mr Liu said, “NDB is a financial institution that focuses in activating business growth within the small medium enterprise (SME) sector as well as focusing in community activities in giving back as much as it can under the Bank’s Corporate Social Responsibility initiative.”
Mr Liu explained that this donation will go towards restoring the lives in the five affected communities in Hela, Southern Highlands, Enga, Western, & Gulf provinces.
NDB Tari and Mendi staff branches had also been affected by the earthquake however were fortunate to be evacuated on time and are now safe.

Controller for 2018 Earthquake Disaster Restoration Team, Dr William Hamblin expressed gratitude towards NDB for the donation.
Dr Hamblin said, “I am extremely happy for external donors like NDB and that in such situation like these, it brings the country together.”
The Emergency disaster restoration team is managing and co-ordinating all restoration activities by working closely with Provincial Authorities and will be supported by Department of Works and Implementation, and all other relevant Government agencies.

Dr Hamblin said, “Everyone from the government departments are getting together to facilitate a faster co-ordination process.”
He further condemned critics on social media about the lack of co-ordination saying this was not the case as staff have been working tirelessly and urged everyone to stop criticising and help by showing support to the team.

All donations will go into the Department of Finance Trust Fund and all donors will be receipted accordingly for transparency purposes.

Top: NDB Managing Director Moses Liu presenting cheque donation to the Controller for 2018 Earthquake Disaster Restoration Team, Dr William Hamblin at the National Emergency Coordination Center in Port Moresby.