The government today explainedthe engagement of EnergyWorld to meet our electricity needs.
Public Enterprise Minister Ben Micah sain PNG Power doesn’t havethe funds to outlay its capital development to provide additional power requirements.
The government is serious on improvingthe performance of state enterprises. This has brought about reforms intended to help achieve that goal.
AnPNG Power isthe first to engage an independent electricity supplier for residents inthe capital city.
It’s anticipated that this independent power supplier will take-overthe Moitaka Power Plant and increasethe current capacity a vital area wherPNG Power lacks.
Allthese is part of Minister Micah’s directives made early this year wherPNG Power had been directed to tender to private companies,the provision of electricity in main centres.
He says an announcement for Lae and therthe centres will be made soon following due processes and procedures are followed andtheir independent power suppliers are awarded.
Meanwhile, Minister Micah left forIndonesia yesterday leading a forward team to prepare for the Prime Minister’s visit to Jakarta next month.
A large trade delegation is expected to be part ofthPM’s visit.