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$130m water works

Ana Madigibuli
Saturday, March 22, 2014

GOVERNMENT is now developing other water sources to satisfy public demand, says Minister for Public Utilities Colonel Timoci Natuva in Korovou Town yesterday.

Col Natuva said government was providing a total of $130million in the 2014 budget to the Water Authority of Fiji for the development and construction of major water schemes in Fiji to meet the country's water needs.

He said those schemes included the development of a new water sourced at Veisari with its reservoir at a total cost of $2m, the expansion of the water pipes in the Nadi and Lautoka regional water supply which cost $7.5m, and the expansion of the Tavua regional water supply at a cost of $1m.

"There is also the upgrading of the Kinoya sewerage plant for $5m and the upgrading of the Suva sewerage system at a cost of $2.4m," Col Natuva said.

"In addition, government is providing a funding of $3m for the upgrading of rural water supply schemes around the whole country."

He said water was used as a major source of electricity generation from its two hydro schemes in Monasavu and Nadarivatu.

"With the two hydro schemes the country is now able to satisfy the power demand of the country," he said.





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