The massive earthquake that hit the East Sepik province on Monday 03rd April, also affected the local businesses that operated in the worst hit areas.
One of those businesses affected by the earthquake was the Sepik Adventure Tours, although not very badly.
The Owner and Operator of the tour business, Mr. Alois Mateos, confirmed that one of their lodges in Ambunti received some damages.
“Our lodge had cracked floor tiles and the restrooms received a few damages along with some parts of the building. The cost of damages should range between K4, 000 to K6, 000,” he said.
He also reported that their new hotel project at Wewak town also received few damages to it. The solid foundation posts had cracks on them, but he said it’s nothing they cannot fix.
All in all, he said none of their staff or guests at the lodge at Ambunti were injured during the earthquake scare on Monday morning.
Nevertheless, business continues for the tour operator despite the damages caused.
Meanwhile, Mr. Mateos said that the tour company’s new three storey hotel building in Wewak is taking shape now that work has resumed, after construction work stopped during the COVID 19 pandemic period.
Caption: ESP tour operator received few damages to property during earthquake