Fiji Time: 7:10 AM on Friday 20 January

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

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."








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.63750.6185
JPY 55.628252.6282
GBP 0.39210.3841
EUR 0.45550.4435
NZD 0.68430.6513
AUD 0.64840.6234
USD 0.49010.4731

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 18th January, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Fiji 7s team to Wellington named
  2. Fire breaks out in Nadi Town
  3. Tribunal rules on title
  4. Facebook defamation
  5. Fijian inclusion in French Six Nations squad
  6. Future stars
  7. Date set for national census
  8. Fire destroys Jacks Fiji warehouse
  9. Champion on track in youth 7s
  10. Put differences aside, says chief

Top Stories this Week

  1. Radrodro cops $10k fine for facebook rant Wednesday (18 Jan)
  2. Brothers appear for alleged assault, granted bail Saturday (14 Jan)
  3. Barber opens new $75k investment Friday (13 Jan)
  4. Ministry to defend its workers Wednesday (18 Jan)
  5. Police investigate officer's testimony Friday (13 Jan)
  6. Tractor to help farmers overcome labour shortage Friday (13 Jan)
  7. Institution faces probe Friday (13 Jan)
  8. QVS opening delayed Sunday (15 Jan)
  9. Snap search uncovers contraband in remand centre Sunday (15 Jan)
  10. Morning blaze destroys home Saturday (14 Jan)