Rural Homes In Bulolo District Will Access Electricity

Four hundred rural homes in Bulolo District will have electricity before the end of the year.

Member for Bulolo, Sam Basil, under the Rural Electrification Program with PNG Power, flew into Port Moresby to purchase the MSK and Easy Pay Units, using DSIP funds.


The Minimum Supply Kits and the Easy pay meters were sent to Bulolo this morning, via Air Niugini. Member responsible, Sam Basil, said these Minimum Supply Kits and Easy pay meters are predicted to change the way every household will benefit from the use of power.


As the supplies ran out in Lae, Mr. Basil flew to Port Moresby to purchase them from PNG Power’s Rural Electrification Division. Each unit cost K750.


Bulolo District purchased 400 units. The Bulolo Rural Electrification Program started in 2009, and this is the fifth year of installation. The program is fully funded by District Services Improvement Program Funds and PNG Power through its Provincial branch.


The local MP says when he is in government; he plans to establish a separate office to carry out rural electrification programs. Its anticipated electricity will be available to at least 70 to 80 percent of the District’s population by the year 2020.

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