Normal power supply into Madang was restored on Tuesday evening following the completion of the bypass construction at Sausi in the Usino-Bundi electorate.

PPL personnel who have based at Sausi for the last four weeks carrying out restoration work successfully switched on the supply from the Ramu Hydro Power Station at 6pm (Tuesday).

Madang was cut off from the Ramu supply on April 26 following the collapse and damage of two power pylons following heavy flooding on the Ramu River.

Load shedding has been had been ongoing for the past month with the tourist township heavily relying on its local diesel fuel power station to supplement the power supply.

The construction of the 12 kilometre bypass immediately took place following the damage to the power pylons and the PPL team has been based in Sausi since, working around the clock to construct the bypass. Construction work was completed on Monday.

It has been a challenging task but the PPL personnel involved have to be praised for the great effort put into making the construction and restoration work possible and ensuring that the people off Madang continue to receive normal power supply.

PPL also acknowledges the support and understanding by the Madang Chamber of Commerce and Industry regarding the emergency situation that the electricity supplier has been faced with over the last four weeks.

The business community and the general public in Madang have to be commended for their understanding during the period of heavy load shedding of power supply.

PPL mainly attributes this to the new partnerships forged and those that have been strengthened with the business houses and individuals in the last month and we look forward to working with them in the future.

John Tangit
Chief Executive Officer
PNG Power Ltd