CHINESE Ambassador to Papua New Guinea Ruiyou Li, says the country has a huge potential in renewable energy.
Li said PNG was rich in renewable resources that could be used to develop more cost-effective power generation.
He said hydro-power and solar-power were sustainable, viable and renewable energy sources.
He said cooperation between the Chinese and Papua New Guinea governments could see the development of these sectors.
“Papua New Guinea has a huge potential in hydro-power development and it is very rich in hydro-power resources,” Li said.
“There are a lot of rivers in this country.
“We saw an example in the event last week where the Ramu Two power station was launched.”
He said China, which had the largest hydro-power infrastructures, had the capacity to introduce low-cost hydro projects into the country.
He said there were plans of building power stations in the country.
“China is very strong in building hydro-power stations and there is some plans of building power stations in the country like at Purari,” he said.
Li said solar power could be used effectively.
“This is another rich sector and I know there are some projects underway like one in Mt Hagen which is still under negotiation,” he said.
“In these two sectors, China has advanced technology – very competitive equipment which could help with their development in this country.”