PNG Power Ltd is currently rehabilitating distribution power lines along the North Coast Road in Madang.
The project, which began last August,will repair and replace wood poles, power lines and other equipment to maintain power reliability from Madang Teachers College all the way to Dylup Plantation, some 46km.
Besides replacing condemned or burnt poles and rotten cross-arms, workmen are also replacing tampered stay wires (support wire to the power poles) that were illegally removed by villagers along the line.
The project team works on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s power outages are expected during these days for those who live along the project path.
Other developments in Madang include the installation of metering and transition poles in Vidar and replacement of low voltage power lines near Madang Golf Course to Apex Hall and from Lutheran Shipping to Madang Butchery Supermarket.
The team will soon work on the section from Divine Word University flexible learning centre towards United church and upgrade lines from the power station to Lutheran Shipping and along Kasagten Road.
Workmen will also replace poles towards the Water Board treatment plant.
Customers connected along the North Coast include RD Tuna Cannery, Jais Aben, Marine Park Vidar, Catholic Mission Alexishaffen, Dylup Plantation and domestic customers.