3 Oct 2016

West Sepik governor seeks link with Indonesian electricity

From , 6:01 am on 3 October 2016

The Governor of Papua New Guinea's West Sepik, or Sandaun Province is calling for the national government to help connect Vanimo's electricity grid with neighbouring Indonesia.

Indonesia has linked up power from the capital of Papua province, Jayapura, to Wutung at the border with PNG.

But Amkat Mai is frustrated that the state-owned company PNG Power has stalled on connecting his provincial capital's grid to Wutung.

He told Johnny Blades Vanimo must do this for its growing development needs.

Papua New Guinea showing border with Indonesia's Papua region

The border between Indonesia's Papua province and Papua New Guinea. Photo: 123RF