Fiji Time: 3:44 PM on Saturday 5 September

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 0.61460.5956
JPY 56.533653.5336
GBP 0.30500.2970
EUR 0.41860.4066
NZD 0.73410.7011
AUD 0.66670.6417
USD 0.46810.4511

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 4th September 2015

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. First for USP
  2. Fijians to wear white
  3. Fijians hurt
  4. Kirwan praises Fijians
  5. Studying in England
  6. Khan for $217m sugar loan talks
  7. End to democracy for cane growers
  8. Call to monitor children
  9. Japan unites with Pacific on climate change
  10. Pacific leaders fight for survival

Top Stories this Week

  1. PM's warning Sunday (30 Aug)
  2. Leaders hit back at PM Monday (31 Aug)
  3. Nadolo gets $2 for RWC Sunday (30 Aug)
  4. Sexual taboo Wednesday (02 Sep)
  5. Nightclub employee charged with murder Tuesday (01 Sep)
  6. Fear of losing iTaukei language Monday (31 Aug)
  7. A taxi for his 21st birthday Wednesday (02 Sep)
  8. $14b man Thursday (03 Sep)
  9. 43 on radar Monday (31 Aug)
  10. Natuva: Military transition may take 5 years Thursday (03 Sep)