The sewerage system is a result of a contract agreement signed for the Port Moresby Sewerage System Upgrade Project (POMSSUP) with Dai-Nippon – Hitachi (Joint Venture) of Japan on October 14th at the cost of K369 million.
Kumul Consolidated Holdings is the implementing agency for POMSSUP which involves the upgrading of the existing coastal sewerage system currently operated by Eda Ranu.
There are two main sewerage systems in Port Moresby, one for the inland area and one for the coastal area. The upgrade is for the coastal area.
The project will see construction activities from Konedobu to Kilakila, where the modern sewerage treatment plant will be constructed at Joyce Bay.
Kumul Holdings says the treatment plant is designed to the highest international standards and will service the coastal area with capacity for future expansion.
It will be the largest sewerage treatment plant in the South Pacific and when completed, will be operated by Eda Ranu as the water and sewerage service provider within the nation’s capital.
POMSSUP is funded by the government of Japan through Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). NJS is the supervising consultant for the project.