POM Sewerage Upgrade Project Showing Signs of Progress

Wednesday April 6, 2016 – Kumul Consolidated Holdings (KCH) today announced the initial start of physical construction works currently underway for Port Moresby Sewerage System Upgrade Project (POMSSUP).

City residents driving past Sir Hubert Murray Stadium to downtown Port Moresby can now see the first Project Sign Board at Konedobu Pump Station within the vicinity of Waterfront Shopping Mall.

The sewerage system for Port Moresby coastline has Konedobu Pump Station as a trunk main pipe line with a total length of 12.4km.

Project Contractor Dai Nippon-Hitachi JV engaged Signwriters Company, Flying Tiger (PNG) Ltd to install the framework for three sign boards last month. The first one at Konedobu Pump Station, the second one at the sewerage treatment plant (STP) site in Joyce Bay, Kilakila and the third sign near the access road to the STP, which is in front of Kilakila Primary School.

The start of 2016 has been a busy month for contractor Dai Nippon – Hitachi JV, implementing agency KCH, POMSSUP Team and supervising consultant, NJS as activities get underway ranging from erection of the project sign boards to installation of temporary fence and site preparation at the STP site to safety meetings.

Other stakeholders in the POMSSUP key government infrastructure project are Eda Ranu as the operator, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), which partially funds the project, and the Government of PNG.