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Hydro project begins

Serafina Silaitoga
Tuesday, July 08, 2014

WORKS on the new hydro power project on the island of Taveuni will begin this week after the ground-breaking ceremony.

Prime Minister, Rear Admiral (Ret) Voreqe Bainimarama, will officiate the ceremony in Lamini, Somosomo.

Acting Commissioner Northern Alipate Bolalevu said clearing of the area was completed and the team of workers from China would begin construction works.

"We all know that the hydro will benefit a lot of people on the island particularly the business community and the hoteliers," he said.

"This is a development that the people of Taveuni have always longed for and the government is delivering it to their island.

"The electricity will cover surrounding areas and that will be about 10 kilometres from Somosomo towards the North and South ends."

The joint project between the Chinese and Fijian governments is expected to cost around $15million.

A separate dam is expected to be constructed at the site. Pipelines will run from the powerhouse to the dam which is a distance of about five kilometres.








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