CHALLENGES – EVERY LITTLE HELPS

The best comparative database source for PNG’s development progress, focused around internationally agreed sustainable development goals, is the ADB Basic Statistics publication – most recently updated in April 2017. ANd it’s not looking good for Papua New Guinea. But every little effort helps, and ATprojects is making efforts to improve Papua New Guinea’s development goals. The following list provides just some key comparative information – and it generally makes for some pretty sad reading:

 ▪ The Proportion of Population Using Improved Drinking Water Sources is 40%, by far one of the lowest of the world. But ATprojects has been working in rural communities to build improved access to drinking water sources of almost 20 years and tens of thousands of people have benefited from our projects.

 ▪ The Proportion of Population Using Improved Sanitation Facilities is 18.9%, one of the lowest of the world. But here again ATprojects is working to provide greater access to technologies and designs that have helped thousands of people to own a toilet that provides their families with improved toilet.
 ▪ The proportion of the population with access to electricity is 20.3%, once again significantly lower that most of the world. But ATprojects has installed hundreds of solar lighting unit in rural and sometime remote health facilities renewable.

We know we need to do more, but as we say “ every litter helps”

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