Lines Rehabilitation undertaken in Madang
PNG Power is currently rehabilitating distribution power lines along the North Coast Road in Madang.
The project, which began in August 2009, aims to repair and replace wood poles, power lines and other equipment to maintain power reliability to major and minor customers from Madang Teachers College all the way to Dylup Plantation, some 46 kilometres.
Besides replacing condemned or burnt poles and rotten cross arms, workmen are also replacing tempered stay wires (support wire to the power poles) that were illegally removed by villagers along the line.
The project team is allocated Tuesdays and Thursdays to carry out the work and power outages are expected during these days for customers living along the project path.
Other developments in Madang include the instalment of metering and transition poles at Vidar, and replacement of low voltage power lines near Madang Golf Course to Apex Hall and from Lutheran Shipping to Madang Butchery Supermarket.
The team will soon work on the section from Divine Word University Flexible Learning Centre towards United Church and upgrade lines from the power station to Lutheran Shipping and along Kasagten Road. Workmen will also replace poles towards the Water Board treatment plant.
Customers connected along the North Coast include RD Tuna Cannery, Jais Aben, Marine Park Vidar, Catholic
Mission Alexishaffen, Dylup Plantation and domestic customers