PNG's Goroka gets a sewerage upgrade

4:25 pm on 15 May 2015

After 40 years, the black bucket carrier sewerage system in the Papua New Guinea town of Goroka is being replaced with flush toilets.

The Deputy Goroka Town Manager, Steve Toaniso, says that with 3.3 million US dollars of National funding, three hundred flush out toilets have been built to replace the BBC toilets under phase one of a two phase project.

He told the Post Courier the first phase covered western and central Goroka and has been completed to maintain sewerage pipes and connection as well as installing the flush toilets.

The second phase of the project will cover the northern end of the town and will cost 2.4 million dollars.