Wasserkraft für Bougainville/Wakunai
In Wakunai soll schon seit längerem ein Wasserkraftwerk entstehen. Wenn aus Träumen endlich Wahrheit würde, dann hätten wir in meiner Lieblingskurslocation Mabiri nachts in Künfte vielleicht sogar Strom!!!
PNG Sustainable Energy Limited will spend more than K30 million on a mini-hydro project in Tokarau, Wakunai district of Central Bougainville.
PNG Sustainable Development Program Limited will provide all the money for the power plant under the rural electrification project.
Chief executive officer Peter Martin revealed this yesterday as he led a delegation of senior executives of the company to the Autonomous Region of Bougain-ville.
The delegation was welcomed to the region by acting vice president Matthias Salas who is also Minister for Mining in the ABG.
He said electricity from the hydro scheme would be used in other projects such as the Tokarau potato project and cocoa drying facilities so that the value of the project would be enhanced.
The delegation will meet with the Autonomous Bougainville Government and the Bougainville administration yesterday to look at the agreement.
Mr Martin said the PNG Sus-tainable Energy Limited’s strategy would be to involve all resource owners as much as possible and all stakeholders would be identified and agreements would be signed on the way forward.
“We want to make the power supply sustainable,” Mr Martin said.
He said once the power supply was up and running, local communities would be provided with other services such as getting linked to the internet.
Mr Martin said communities within 20 kilometres north and south of the mini hydro project would have access to electricity which will include the Wakunai district.
With the delegation is PNG Sustainable Energy Limited community affairs manager John Dege who has been tasked to identify landowners so that proper landowners got maximum benefit from the project. Tenders to supply equipment and for the project will be out soon.
(Quelle 22. Juli 2008, Post-Courier, http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20080722/business01.htm)