ELECTRICITY has finally arrived in six remote villages located within the district of Savatu in Nadarivatu.
The power supply was made possible through the construction of the Nadarivatu Hydro-electric scheme.
Savatu District representative Rupeni Vauvau said villagers from Koro, Drala, Buyabuya, Marou, Taunade, and Vatutokotoko would benefit from the new development.
Mr Vauvau said these villagers have been pleading for electrification for many years.
"The villagers are happy with this development. It has opened new doors of opportunity and development in these villages," he said.
"The power supply has enabled school students to stay long hours studying at night under the bright lights.
"The new development will also assist with the storage of frozen foods and the use of electric appliances.
"Local villagers were also employed for the duration of the dam construction, assisting the contractors from the Chinese Sinohydro Corporation."
He said the villagers were also grateful that new roads were constructed because it assisted in the transportation of their farm products to the markets.
"The roads constructed have also assisted the villagers but the main question now will be on who will maintain the road with the completion of the project last week."
"These roads have assisted the villagers in some ways through the ease transportation of farm products from the highlands to the markets."
He added all villagers in the district have been supplied with electricity and the onus was on the villagers and students to make a good use of this development.
Mr Vauvau said the future was bright for his people following the development.