No black outs during games: PPL

Caption: PNG Football Association President David Chung holding a soccer ball with Chief Executive Officer of PNG Power Chris Bais as FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup mascot SUSA looks on.

By FIDELIS SUKINA

PNG Power Limited has come onboard to be the third National Supporter for the 2016 Under 20 Women’s World Cup, alongside Telikom PNG and Air Niugini.

PNG Power has been in support with the local organizing committee providing electricity supply to the 17 training fields for water pumps that is being used to pump water to grow the grass.

PPL Chief Executive Officer Chris Bais said their support will be at a cost of K1.5 million which includes uninterrupted power supply to specified broadcast services at the four games venues and lighting trough generator sets on the training fields and full uninterrupted power supply throughout the duration of the games.

“This is a world sporting event being held in PNG it is a plus for the country and a milestone, PNG power is a state entity and we will be supporting the local organizing committee to ensure the facilities are ready and there is power supply and we will ensure we provide uninterrupted power supply to the whole duration of the games,” he said

Bais promised to maintain power supply to the whole city as well and said it would be embarrassing to have power interruptions during a major world event.

“We will ensure the whole city has uninterrupted power supply it would be embarrassing for the country if we had power interruptions, the players and officials will also be housed outside the venues so we will ensure there is no power interruptions in the city,” he said.

PNG Football Association President David Chung thanked the efforts of PNG power to supply uninterrupted power supply to the games to ensure viewers don’t miss out on the games.

“PNG Power now joins six international partners and three local partners, and I am proud to say it is a reflection of your ability to provide a great service and your efforts to provide uninterrupted power supply will ensure Papua New Guineans and the rest of the world will be appreciate the service,” Chung said.

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