THE Japanese government has handed over a new water supply system to the people of Namena in Tailevu.
It was handed over to the villagers on Thursday.
The Japanese Embassy said the new water supply system was funded through Japan's Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) program.
Japanese Embassy first secretary Osamu Nakamura officially handed over the newly installed water supply system to the Namena community.
The project began last year with Japan giving Habitat for Humanity Fiji $35,767 to develop a new water source and install a dam two kilometres away from the village.
A new three-inch pipeline was put in place connecting the dam and the new water tank replacing the existing two-inch water pipes in the village.
The new pipe has helped relieve low water pressure and ensures a regular water supply to meet the needs of 457 people from the 80 families residing in Namena.
The project included the maintenance of existing water facilities and installation of new faucets.
The new water supply system will enable the people of Namena to enjoy modern and hygienic facilities, minimise health related and environmental risks.
The new water supply facility will also ensure adequate and regular supply of tap water for daily use for villagers and bring development and improvement in the lives of everyone in the village.
Japan says its assistance in the project indicates its commitment to the improvement of the living standards and welfare of the people in Fiji.