Fisherman Island

Desalination awareness starts in Central

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.

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A sigh of relief from fish vendors

Vendor Gia Puri said they had waited for so long to sell their fish in a well organised market facility so this is now their pride.

The K10m facility features ample parking space, a jetty and 90 stalls, toilet facilities, an ice-making machine, four floating pontoons and fuel vending facilities.

Puri, on behalf of the fishermen and fish vendors, thanked the National Capital District Governor Powes Parkop and Moresby South MP, Justin Tkatchenko, for establishing the market.