Fiji Time: 8:15 PM on Monday 19 February

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Clean water

Salaseini Moceiwai
Thursday, June 19, 2014

TWENTY-TWO families in Basoga, Labasa, will have access to safe and clean piped water now that a rural water project has been completed in the area.

The $33,000 project was made possible through the bilateral effort of the community and the government.

Yesterday, the community members organised a celebration to mark the much-awaited project.

Speaking at the ceremony, Timoci Bulivakamatau said they were overjoyed because their request had finally been granted.

"We earlier submitted our request to the past government and nothing was done about it.

"But now this government has finally extended its helping hand to us," he said.

"The families here all contributed $100 each and some of our relatives abroad also helped us financially.

"Filling bottles, buckets and water gallons from nearby creeks and depending on rain water will all be over for us now that we have running water in our own homes," Mr Bulivakamatau said.

Assistant acting District Officer Macuata Nanise Gucake said the community requested for such assistance through the provincial administrator's office where the government allocated $20,000 for the project.








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 0.63240.6134
JPY 54.141851.1418
GBP 0.35780.3498
EUR 0.40590.3939
NZD 0.68840.6554
AUD 0.63940.6144
USD 0.50480.4878

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 19th, February, 2018

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Plans to open caves for public viewing
  2. Long wait
  3. Masirewa scores biggest try
  4. APOLOGY
  5. Sau's 7s aim
  6. Play for the love of 7s
  7. Democracy questioned
  8. Indian engineers to assess Fiji's railway network
  9. Adi Meretui joins SODELPA camp
  10. Lau relief supply, tour begins

Top Stories this Week

  1. Love is patient and always kind Wednesday (14 Feb)
  2. TC Gita: At its closest now Tuesday (13 Feb)
  3. Gita packs power Tuesday (13 Feb)
  4. TC Gita: Eye close by at 9pm Tuesday (13 Feb)
  5. TC Gita: Devastation clear Tuesday (13 Feb)
  6. Engine fire forces Fiji Link return Tuesday (13 Feb)
  7. TC Gita: Rooftop gone at Doi Tuesday (13 Feb)
  8. None like Gita Friday (16 Feb)
  9. Della S(h)aw love Thursday (15 Feb)
  10. Dash for cover Wednesday (14 Feb)