Thursday, 20 February 2020

Papua's Honai to be Lit Up with Solar-powered Lamps



Petir Garda Bhwana

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Jayawijaya district administration in Papua Province is continuing to set up solar-powered lamps across the villages to brighten up the lives of the native people who live in their traditional honai.

    The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources is supporting this program by providing the lamps, Acting Head of Local Industry and Trade Service Agency, Lukas Kosay, told the press in Wamena, capital of Jayawijaya District, Wednesday.

    "Between two districts, we set up one installment point to be distributed across the villages and light up the honai," he said.

    Through this program, several districts of Pyramid, Bolakme, Wollo, Wosi, Taginegeri, and Pupugoba have already been lit.

    "We are planning to install lamps in Ibele District which is situated some seven kilometers away from the main road, but we will await the discussion in Jayapura prior to proposing the idea," Kosay noted.

    Kosay confirmed that the houses are still not covered by the electricity provided by the State Electricity Company (PLN). From around 40 kilowatts of electrical power as part of this program, each honai will now have one-two lamps.