The parents and children of Naru and Tapopo villages in Madang received their timely Christmas presents from PNG Power when the keys of two new classrooms were handed over to the respective school boards last week.
PPL took the initiative to build the two classrooms at Naru and Tapopo as part of its community service obligations to provide support and services needed in the two communities.
Naru and Tapopo lay along the Madang Ramu highway. Naru primary school is approximately 20km out of Madang town while Tapopo is about 25km from the town.
As PPL, Naru and Tapopo villagers were negotiating to erect transmission towers on parts of their land, PPL saw the need for a good learning environment for children and teachers.
The project for the two classrooms began in June 2013 for a total cost of K370, 000.00.
The two new double classrooms were opened on Thursday 5th December 2013 and PPL officials handed the keys over to the board of management in preparation for 2014 school year.
The rotary club of Madang also donated school desk, chairs and other learning materials.
Madang Rotary Club president Mr Bustin Joseph thanked PNG Power for the new classrooms and for an additional donation of K4, 600.00 for customs clearance for the school desks, chairs and school books.
“I acknowledge the brave approach by PPL General Manager Asset Development Mr Obed Batia and his team including the transmission crew on the ground for completing the Naru project on time and also establishing a long term partnership with the land owners of Naru and Tapopol,” Mr Bustin said.