Over K90m in PPL contracts

The contracts were co-signed by AG Investments and Dongfang Electric International Corporation.

The projects cost around US$30 million (K98m) and fall under the Town Electrification Investment Program Tranche 2 Project funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

PPL acting managing director, Carolyn Blacklock, said the maintenance works were crucial to ensure PNG achieves its targets of less-cost power generation.

She said while there are many discussions on other forms of power generation, what they should focus on is rehabilitating existing assets.

Highlands region without power

This has resulted in some parts of the Highlands provinces still without power since Saturday afternoon  (Jan 30).

PNG Power told Loop PNG this morning that their technicians are still working around the clock to solve the problem.

This was due to a tree branch falling onto the Ramu/Goroka main 66 kV line during heavy rains.

The incident occurred between the towers 170 and 171 at Masumave, near Goroka, Eastern Highlands Province.

Yonki-Kainantu accident over night

The accident happened between Kainantu and Yonki in the Eastern Highlands province near a place called Kolwara Mountain around 10pm involving a 25 seater PMV coaster bus and a Hino Container truck.  

Yonki Police station commander Ambros Mara confirmed receiving reports of the accident last night and said no deaths have been reported as yet.

He said the 25 seater PMV coaster bus was travelling down on the Highlands highway when it was hit on the driver side by the Hino container truck.