Fiji Time: 11:56 AM on Sunday 29 May

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

WAF to work out cost

Luke Rawalai
Friday, August 15, 2014

THE Water Authority of Fiji will soon work out cost estimates for the borehole on Druadrua Island in Namuka, Macuata, to supply water for villagers and school on the island.

A statement from the authority yesterday said it was aware of the water situation after a team visited the island earlier this year.

The statement said WAF was aware of the difficulty faced by villagers in accessing water from Kavewa, the designated filling point for water carts to nearby islands.

"WAF's regional manager (North) is working with Commissioner Northern on the provision of necessary logistics like barge and empty tanks to be filled at Kavewa and transported to Drudrua Island," the statement said.

"Looking at the long-term solution, WAF's regional manager North is working with the Commissioner Northern's office to initiate strategies to curb the problem of water supply in the area.

"WAF has just received the borehole report from MRD this week, which will assist in carrying out necessary engineering survey works to derive cost estimates of the scope of work."

This newspaper had earlier highlighted plans by the island's school to close during the third term if water problems persist.

Druadrua District School manager Inia Vetaukula had said the management was considering closing down the school and sending students home if the situation did not change.

Mr Vetaukula said islanders had difficulty in accessing water which had been ongoing since last month.








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 0.61880.5998
JPY 52.941849.9418
GBP 0.32410.3161
EUR 0.42560.4136
NZD 0.71310.6801
AUD 0.66260.6376
USD 0.47860.4616

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 27th May 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Mother 'locks up' son to go clubbing
  2. Pig hunt turns fatal
  3. Return our baby
  4. Divers swim with giants of the deep
  5. Japan adopts schools
  6. 65 return home, 90 stay back
  7. TISI AGM cancelled
  8. Housing problem
  9. Insurance companies to be regulated
  10. Uni launches development training program

Top Stories this Week

  1. Tears of joy for Jerry's family Thursday (26 May)
  2. Son crushed to death, parents seek answers Tuesday (24 May)
  3. Ryan gutted Tuesday (24 May)
  4. Hayne, Ryan miss out Wednesday (25 May)
  5. Hayne's Rio barrier Monday (23 May)
  6. Families live in fear Friday (27 May)
  7. Remains of missionary receives a proper burial 200 years later Friday (27 May)
  8. 7s fans disappointed Thursday (26 May)
  9. Fiji Airways gives free trip to 7s players Wednesday (25 May)
  10. Man pleads not guilty to keeping brothel Tuesday (24 May)