Pari gets K1.8mil water project

National, Normal

The National – Thursday, June 30, 2011

PARI, in Port Moresby, will soon have water flowing into the village following the groundbreaking ceremony for a water supply project on Tuesday.
Minister for Community Development and Moresby South MP Dame Carol Kidu officiated at the K1.8 million Pari water supply project.
The water supply is the first for the area and will benefit two Motu- Koitabuan constituencies where 5,000 people live.
AMI Ltd construction company has been contracted to design and build the water supply system, with work to start this week.
The villagers from the two constituencies  Pari-Taoata and Pari-Taurama  –  turned up early in morning to witness the groundbreaking ceremony for the project initiated by local MP Dame Carol and Moresby South LLG president Onibu Mari.
Dame Carol said the water supply project was the largest in the densely- populated Moresby South electorate.
She thanked the Office of Rural Development (ORD) for facilitating the funds under district services improvement programme (DSIP).
“To mark the start of the implementation, the water project will bring many changes and I challenge Pari villagers to work in partnership with church pastors, councillors, youths and elders.
“Do projects in accordance with the Public Finance Management Act and work closely with the water committees,” Dame Carol said.
ORD director Paul Sai’i urged the villagers to take ownership of state assets and ensure they were well managed.
The proposed water supply project will have 150 diameter blue brute from the Sabama junction to the tank and a booster station near the school, and 80mm and 100mm diameter for the distribution and reticulation.
The booster will pump to a reservoir on higher ground, and then feed two local zone tanks before distribution.