After 18 years of living without water inthe city,the ATS Compound outside Port Moresby will now receive regular water supply.
Minister for National Planning presented Five hundred thousand kina funding to kick startthe four kilometer water project.
The ATS Compound comprises people fromthe Nothern Province, Milne Bey and parts ofthe Highlands Region who have since migrated tothe city in search of better opportunities in life.
The National Planning Conference room was filled with representatives fromthe ATS Compound, includingthe local MP Labi Amaiu andthe Minister for National Planning Charles Abel. The Eda Ranu team was led by Chairlady Mary Karo.
Minister Abel presentedthe funding following Eda Ranu’s confirmation that work onthe 3.1 million kina water project will be carrlied out soon.
Member responsible Labi Amaiu saidthe project is one of his priorities to ensure basis services are provided but while,they playtheir part to achieve results; he urgedthe people to respect Eda Ranu workers asthey carry outthe water reticulation project.
All stakeholders were also briefed on howthe water project will be carrlied out.
The ground breaking ceremony is expected today while work onthe ATS water project is expected to start in two weeks’ time.
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