Handover Ceremony for the Port Moresby Sewerage System Upgrading Project

Ambassador Nakajima giving a speech
Ribbon-cutting ceremony
On Friday, 29 March, Ambassador Nakajima, together with Hon. William Duma, Minister for Public Enterprise and State Investment, joined the handover ceremony, for the Port Moresby Sewerage System Upgrading Project held at the Joyce Bay Sewage Treatment Plant in the south of Port Moresby.
Besides Minister Duma, the ceremony was attended by Mr. Darren Young, Managing Director of Kumul Consolidated Holdings, Mr. William Sweet, Chairman - Water PNG and Eda Ranu, Mr. Samuel Koney, Secretary for National Planning & Monitoring, Mr. Takashi Toyama, Chief Representative of JICA PNG Office, Mr. Yoshio Baba, President, Dai Nippon Construction, Mr. Kunihiko Okano, Executive Director of Water Business Unit of Hitachi, and many other stakeholders, over 100 people in total.
In his speech, Minister Duma expressed his gratitude to the government of Japan, stating that this is the only sewerage system ever developed in the Pacific using the latest technology, and the project demonstrated a robust and genuine relationship with Japan.
Ambassador Nakajima said that this project would substantially improve the sanitary environment for people’s livelihood and enhance Port Moresby’s image for tourism by offering non-polluted coastlines and waters.