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Assistance to help save money

Nanise Loanakadavu
Monday, December 17, 2012

THE Japan government is confident the assistance to the people of Matasawalevu Village in Kadavu will help them save money from rising oil prices.

Embassy of Japan First Secretary Hideyuki Shiozawa said environment and climate change were the significant areas they had prioritised in the Pacific region.

He said they expected villagers of Matasawalevu to receive information more regularly through radio and other media better than before and also to be able to communicate with their families and friends through mobile phones.

"I believe that this project has a potential to strengthen families and communities and mitigate impacts of climate change," Mr Shiozawa said.

"Therefore, I am confident that this project of providing power by sunlight instead of fossil fuels is beneficial to the people of Matasawalevu and those in other communities," he added.

Village headman Isireli Naivaluwaqa said each family spent $20 per week for kerosene which was a great burden to them.

He said the villagers survived with whatever they got in the island but to provide electricity to his people was beyond his reach.


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