Papua New Guinea: Improved Energy Access for Rural Communities

19 April 2012 - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved the following grant:


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 10% of the population has access to electricity. This grant will support a project to assist the Papua New Guinea Power Limited (PPL) to extend the power distribution grid to rural communities, trial community-based civil works contracts for power line construction, and conduct training to ensure more productive electricity use in Northern Province, West New Britain and the Autonomous Region of Bougainville. By 2014, 4,500 households, 20 schools and 20 medical facilities will be connected to the grid.

Amount: $500,000, to be cofinanced on a grant basis from the Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction and the Government of New Zealand.

Project ID: 41504-024