Fiji Time: 6:57 PM on Monday 24 October

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

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.

Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.65020.6312
JPY 51.786748.7867
GBP 0.39950.3915
EUR 0.44950.4375
NZD 0.68980.6568
AUD 0.64760.6226
USD 0.49350.4765



Exchange Rate updated on 21st October, 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Hunt on for sex assault suspect
  2. Drop in roll
  3. Villagers fear for safety
  4. Fiji pearls make history
  5. Abuse on the streets
  6. Teenager finds body in a creek
  7. Village diving expedition turns tragic
  8. Villagers turn to sea cucumbers for income
  9. Year 13 exam starts
  10. Alleged robber charged

Top Stories this Week

  1. Former flight attendant invests in farming business Wednesday (19 Oct)
  2. Calls for USP vice chancellor to step down Tuesday (18 Oct)
  3. 'I heard Soko screaming in pain' Friday (21 Oct)
  4. A daughter's sacrifice Thursday (20 Oct)
  5. Dad's cry for justice Tuesday (18 Oct)
  6. 'I never knew Soko' Thursday (20 Oct)
  7. Hero's welcome Wednesday (19 Oct)
  8. 18 workers on the run Tuesday (18 Oct)
  9. Death probe Sunday (23 Oct)
  10. Fijians at heart Wednesday (19 Oct)