About 200 Close Circuit TV cameras installed purposely for the APEC meet last year have been shut down as far as police are concerned.
However, there are reports that the Cameras are operating normally along Port Moresby’s traffics lights and several routes used during the APEC meet.
Deputy Commissioner Police Operations Jim Andrews said the cameras were shut down after the APEC meet.
DCP Andrews revealed this when asked if the cameras were operational and effectively used by police.
“As far as I’m concerned the cameras have been shut down awaiting talks by relevant authorities and the Chinese Company Huawei to develop “safe city”CCTV program,” said DCP Andrews.
The CCTV cameras were installed on routes from the airport, over the Kumul Flyover,Sir John Guise Drive, Waigani Drive, International Convention Centre, WardsDrive to Hilton Hotel, Hohola, Poreporena Freeway, and downtown.
DCP Andrews said once talks are settled the program will venture to other centres in the country.