THE opening of the bio-fuel plant in Gau Island would surely have a positive impact towards reducing Fiji's fuel import bills.
Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama commissioned Fiji's fourth coconut bio-fuel plant in Gau on Saturday.
A statement from the Ministry of Information said the new development would harness the use of coconuts, making it one of the cleanest sources of energy and that it positions Gau to produce bio-fuel on the island.
The statement highlighted that local communities who had contributed towards the development of the project had been applauded including Fortech Construction for their timely completion of the project.
The bio-fuel mill is the fourth in the country after three others were established in Koro, Cicia, and Rotuma.
Five more mills are expected to be commissioned soon in Moala, Matuku, Rabi, Vanuabalavu and Lakeba.
Following the opening of the bio-fuel plant, the Prime Minister Commodore Bainimarama also opened a new walkway in the village of Lamiti in Gau.
The villagers commended the Prime Minister for his commitment to improving the lives of ordinary Fijians especially the students who had to cross shallow waters to get to the other side of the village.