NZ helps launch electrification project in PNG's Enga

4:39 pm on 13 April 2019

Officials from New Zealand's High Commission in Papua New Guinea have visited the Highlands to launch an electrification programme.

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They visited Tsak in Wapenemanda district of Enga Province to launch the programme that aims to connect up to 30,000 households in the area.

It's part of an agreement PNG signed with Australia, New Zealand, the US, Japan and South Korea during last November's APEC summit in Port Moresby.

The rural electrification programme aims to deliver power to 70 percent of PNG by 2030.

So far the project has been launched in Okapa, Eastern Highlands, and Bundi in Madang.