ISLANDERS of Kia and Kavewa in Macuata will soon receive their new water desalination plants.
Confirming this, acting commissioner northern Alipate Bolalevu yesterday said a barge was on its way to Vanuavatu in the Lau Group to off-load another plant before heading to Vanua Levu.
"The barge will offload the plant for villagers of Vanuavatu before travelling to Macuata for the two plants proposed for Kavewa and Kia," Mr Bolalevu said.
"It (barge) will arrive sometime this month."
This historic venture for Vanuavatu, Kia, Kavewa and Viwa in Yasawa has been made possible by the Japanese Government's $2million-plus investment.
It was earlier reported the plant on Vanuavatu had the capacity to produce 30,000 litres of fresh water a day, while the plants in each of the two other villages would be able to produce 17,000 litres a day.
There are 120 families on Kavewa island, 270 families on Viwa, 328 families on Kia island and 160 families on Vanuavatu.
These machines will turn salt water into fresh water.