PPL performing better than before: Blacklock

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By LUKE KAMA
PNG Power Limited has performed 10 times better this year than any other year, according to acting managing director Carolyn Blacklock.
The company plans to connect power supply to around 30,000 households or almost 240,000 people next year.
Blacklock made the remarks in Port Moresby yesterday when signing an agreement with the District Development Authority of Tambul-Nebilyer in Western Highlands and Vultran Engineering and Construction Limited for a rural electrification project in the electorate.
Blacklock said there was a need for rural electrification projects in every province but the problem was funding.
“In some cases in the past, fundings were released to PPL for rural electrification projects but the actual projects have never been implemented. So we are catching up on that.” She said PNG Power had not been a good project implementer but it was changing its approach.
“We have jumped around all over the place. Now we are making sure that we have project managers given a lot more authority to go ahead and push projects,” she said.
“They are reporting directly to the chief operating officer. And this year we have done our jobs probably 10 times more than the other years.

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