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State acquires more land for hydro project

Salaseini Moceiwai
Saturday, January 11, 2014

MORE land has been acquired for the proposed multi-million dollar hydropower project at Somosomo on Taveuni.

Acting commissioner northern Alipate Bolalevu said yesterday forestry and energy department workers were continuing their work to clear the land.

"The officials started clearing late last year and have continued to do so because we have secured more land for the project," Mr Bolalevu said.

"Apart from the project, a dam is expected to be constructed at the site. Officials have set up camps that will be occupied by Chinese engineers who will work on the project. Feasibility studies have been completed and right now, we are just clearing the land before construction starts some time this year."

Mr Bolalevu earlier said pipelines would run from the powerhouse to the dam, a distance of about five kilometres.

The much-anticipated project is expected to benefit productivity on the island.

The joint project by the Fiji and Chinese governments, which has been estimated at $15million, will take about 16 months to complete.





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