By HELEN TARAWA
EDA Ranu is confident of delivering a reliable water supply to venues and accommodation facilities of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) summit delegates in November, says managing director Henry Mokono, pictured.
Mokono said Eda Ranu had one of the best water qualities which met the World Health Organisation (WHO) standard.
“Eda Ranu is the only water company that has a fully-fledged laboratory where we carry out analysis on our water,” he said.
“We make sure that we meet the WHO standard and we have been maintaining that. “(Apec) is a very important activity that will be hosted by our Prime Minister Peter O’Neill and the people of Papua New Guinea.”
Mokono said Eda Ranu would ensure that the world event was staged successfully in Port Moresby.
“We’ve been gearing ourselves in terms of organising our technical teams, operational teams to ensuring that all our networks are in place,” he said. Meanwhile, Eda Ranu will be carrying out an operational resilience testing exercise in areas within the venues next Tuesday.
Andrew Kirkwood, of the IMM Consulting Company from Australia, who is assisting Eda Ranu said an additional five million litres of water would be released onto the existing 180 million litres for the Port Moresby system.
“It’s a 24 hour resilient test conducted in those Apec locations where we want to test our system,” he said.
“Residents living in surrounding areas should take heed of the testing programme and report any problems to their water supply.
“This is part of the exercise to ensure all the water and waste will meet the requirements of Apec summit in November.”
By HELEN TARAWA