Project security concerns

National

THE security of solar-powered desalination plants in Manus is something the provincial government and the Department of National Planning need to look at, a project official says.
Tom Anayabere, national project manager of a K13 million project to install solar-powered salt water desalination plants in Manus, said this when handing over keys of six plants completed and commissioned on Bipi Island to three ward councillors of the island.
Anayabere said the six 120 litres-per-hour solar powered desalination plants were installed successfully on Bipi Island and producing a total 720 litres per hour or 4320 litres of fresh desalinated drinking water per day for the islanders to use.
“Apart from the materials used, workmanship and operational functions of the plants, the only issue for Bipi Island maybe with security of the plant equipment,” Anayabere told The National.
He said despite a few problems with the positioning of the lights, “all six plants were found to be operating as per specifications”.

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