PM launches transmission lines

Greeted by Western Highlands Governor, Pias Wingti, at Kagamuga Airport, PM O’Neill said he is pleased to be in Mt Hagen again and launching the vital power project.

The transmission line will deliver a 189 kilometer, 132KV, single circuit transmission line between Mt Hagen and Tari.

The power-line corridor will pass through the Western Highlands, Southern Highlands and Hela, and include four step-down substations at Mt Hagen, Mendi, Pauanda and Tari.

PM: we made right move on Games

He said while the road to the Games was not easy it was a very good decision.

“Last night we thanked the best athletes of our region for their outstanding performances over two weeks of competition,” PM O’Neill said.

“We saw the best of our athletes and Papua New Guinea won our home games.

“People around the nation are filled with pride and a heightened sense of national unity.

“In the fortieth anniversary of our country as a state, the outcome of the Games is a wonderful achievement.

PM praises all Games teams

“We are sorry to see friends leave our shores and we thank you for taking part in these outstanding Pacific Games in Papua New Guinea,” PM O’Neill said.

“If you are a visitor, I hope your time in Papua New Guinea, and at these Games, will be among the proudest memories of your lifetime.

“We have witnessed outstanding competition and displays of sporting friendship.

“It was great to see the way athletes from different places and languages could break down barriers and congratulate each other and even cheer for their competitors.