STATE-OWNED entity PNG Power Ltd and HG Power Transmission Ltd have signed a contract to begin the construction of an optic fiber network on PNG Power's power line network and tower infrastructure.
PNG Power CEO Tony Koiri and HG Power Business Development Manager, Rama Junan signed the documents at PNG Power's Port Moresby headquarter at Hohola.
Mr Koiri said he was pleased that HG Power were contracted to develop the project and added that he had a lot of confidence in the project being completed on time.
Mr Junan said it was their second project in PNG and he assured PPL that the project would begin and finish on time with all quality and safety requirements met.
HG Power with PPL's supervision will construct, test and commission the Optical Ground Wire (OPGW), ADSS and APPROACH cables on PPL's power network that will link Madang and Lae through Walium, Gusap, Yonki, Mutzing and Erap.
Once installed, the optic fibre cables on PPL's transmission and distribution infrastructure will allow Telikom to use the technology for telecommunication purposes.
PPL and Telikom had signed an MOA on January 11 this year that allowed Telikom use of PPL's infrastructure for telecommunication.