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Fiji signs solar deal

Samuel Berenyi
Saturday, January 25, 2014

Fiji and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have signed an agreement this week that will allow for the funding of a renewable energy project in Fiji.

The $US5million ($F9.46m) project will benefit people living on Kadavu, Lakeba, Rotuma and in the Lau Group, considered strategic locations because of provision of government services and the position of schools and health facilities in these communities.

Once implemented, the development will address issues including the irregular transportation of fuel, mechanical problems and inconsistent supply of electricity.

The project will be implemented by the prestigious multi-faceted renewable energy UAE company, Masdar.

Fiji's Minister for Works, Transport and Public Utilities (Water & Energy), Captain Timoci Natuva officiated on behalf of the Fijian government, and pointed out the Fijian Government's pursuit of providing alternative energy.

"The signing today is a key milestone in the relationship between the Government of the United Arab Emirates and the Government and people of Fiji," Captain Natuva said.

"This project demonstrates the UAE Government's commitment to support Fiji's effort as a small island state to achieve sustainable development through the use of renewable energy which is a critical ingredient for growth and prosperity.

"For the government and people of Fiji, this project will surely improve the standard of living particularly for those living in rural and remote islands of the country."

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