Wabag sewerage system upgrade

National, Normal

The National, Wednesday 27th March, 2013

PROPER sewerage system is necessary for a growing population in Wabag, Enga Governor Peter Ipatas says.                                                                                         
 He said this when presenting a cheque of K100,000 to WaterPNG as initial funding commitment to kick-start feasibility study and preliminary design for the development of a sewerage system.                                                             
Ipatas said he was looking forward to implementing government projects in the province.                                                                        
He added that a proper sewerage system was important and that should be done before other major developments such as road sealing.                                                    
The funding is part of K500,000 allocated by the provincial government for feasibility study and new design for Enga provincial hospital, Enga Teachers College, Sir Tei Abal Secondary School and Yamange town extension.                                                                                                     
WaterPNG chairman William Sweet said the organisation  enjoyed a development partnership with the province.                                                                                  
He said the project was developed at a cost of around K30 million with 60% funding from the Asian Development Bank.                                                                    
Sweet said the full project is estimated at K10 million.                                                 
“We are grateful of this continued partnership and look forward to working with the Enga provincial government to complete this much needed project in light of the national government’s directives for service delivery,” he said.