Desalination awareness starts in Central

Awareness and survey has started in the National Capital District and Central Province by the salt water desalination team from the Department of National Planning.

The awareness began after the formal handing over of the pilot project in three islands in Manus.

Fisherman Island outside Port Moresby was the first area visited by the team.

Hula village in Central Province was also visited on Friday.

National project coordinator, Tom Anayabere, said after the awareness program, the team will later prepare and test a portable desalination plant in the area as a formal technical demonstration.

Other areas that will be visited by the team include Ihu in Gulf Province, Milne Bay, Northern and Western provinces.

(Pictured is the plant installed in Manus)

Sally Pokiton