PNG Prime Minister Launches IWP Projects in Remote Part of Highlands

Prime Minister opens new power plant

Prime Minister opens new power plant

 

On the 13th of June, 2014, the PNG Prime Minister opened an IWP 100kW Mini Hydro Electric Project in the remote Marawaka Valley in the Eastern Highlands. The valley services about 10,000 people. It is now possible to build a coffee processing plant that would increase the income of the valley coffee farmers about 100 fold, because the cost of air freighting their coffee out of the valley, which has no passable roads, is about 90% of the price they get for their coffee. A cooperative coffee plant could process the raw parchment to green been and use the value added to pay for the freight and still make a profit to fund schools and medical clinics. It is IWP’s and it’s parent, Paladin Corporation’s vision to fund these types of projects.