He made the announcement in a media conference in Port Moresby today.
The Minister for Planning and Implementation said the merger of the two institutions will save about K10 million which the Government can use to fund other projects in the rural districts.
Minister Maru said he is taking an NEC Submission to establish the National Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Authority to drive the implementation of the policy forward, provide leadership and coordination within the sector and for the NEC to look into the merger of Water PNG and Eda Ranu.
He also said the merger of the two institutions will also cut down on the duplication of jobs and will focus on serving the people.
Minister Maru adds that the Government will not spend any money to fund the operations of the National Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Authority.
He explains that the authority it will be a self-funding body with the revenue coming in from the license fees taken from consumers in the country.