True Water will install a 2200EP Community Sewage Scheme in Lae, PNG. The project is in partnership with the Australian Government’s international aid program. A Kubota Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) will be commissioned on the outskirts of Lae. Its purpose is to service a community of close to 1,000 homes.
“Australia values its longstanding ties with Papua New Guinea (PNG) – we have a shared history and a shared geography. As our nearest neighbour and close regional partner, a stable and prosperous PNG is in Australia’s interest. In March 2014 we signed a new Economic Cooperation Treaty.”
Australian Department of Trade and Foreign Affairs
There is a strong relationship between Australia and PNG
Australian aid reaches many countries in the Pacific and Asia through the provision of services and infrastructure. Indeed the Australian Government provided close to $500 million in aid to PNG in 2015/2016.
Working with Stakeholders to Ensure Community Sewage Scheme Benefits All
In 2013 the Australian and Papua New Guinea Governments agreed to refocus Australia’s aid to bolster sustainable economic growth. This includes a focus on equitable development, and delivering essential services and infrastructure. Building the Lae STP will deliver key infrastructure directly to the community, without needless cost. This is possible with the assistance of the Australian Defence Force.
True Water Australia will work with the Australian Army and Watercorp PNG to deliver the aid project. It is a coordinated effort that provides amenity and public health benefits through the delivery of the community sewage scheme.
Kubota treatment plants meet Australian EPA water quality requirements and will provide a modern sewage solution for the community.
True Water Australia’s Managing Director, Jim Mahoney, stated “The objective is to provide cutting edge technology to a remote location securing long term outcomes on a tight budget. By demonstrating what we can do, not only can we benefit pacific communities, we can help bring change and the provision of affordable infrastructure to Australia.”
Providing long term infrastructure for Papua New Guinea
Kubota will manufacture more than 10,000 large scale commercial plants this year. Moreover, they are of the highest quality and built under strict Quality Assurance processes. Kubota STP’s have quality design and engineering features. Just as we have come to expect from multi national Japanese corporations such as Toyota, Honda or Nissan. Due to refined manufacturing process and detailed quality management systems, their products are the best in their field.