The United States will develop power in Papua New Guinea to counter China

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Pathiterator in photosangelina power. Archival photoThe United States will develop power in Papua New Guinea to counter China© RIA Novosti / Sergey Pathiterator the image Bank

USA, Japan, Australia and New Zealand will be engaged in development of electric power in Papua New Guinea, said in a statement the White house.

«Papua New Guinea invited Australia, Japan, New Zealand and the USA to jointly work to support her… the goal is to connect 70% of the population to electricity by 2030,» — said in a statement. At the moment only 13% of the population of Papua New Guinea have reliable access to electricity.

«Access to electricity is key to economic growth, Papua New Guinea,» reads the statement.

According to the Agency Bloomberg, this initiative aims to «confront the growing influence of China in the region.»

On Saturday in Papua New Guinea launched a two-day APEC summit.

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