$150k boost for clean water projects in communities

Pleass Global Managing Director Warwick Pleass presents a cheque to Rotary Pacific Water chairman John Lewis and Pascal Vileghe in Namosi earlier this year. Picture: JONA KONATACI

COMMUNITIES in the Sigatoka Valley and Naitasiri are expected to have improved access to clean water and sanitation as part of the continuing projects by Rotary Pacific Water for Life Foundation (RPWLF). The projects received a boost yesterday after RPWLF acting manager and technical adviser Pascal Vlieghe received a cheque for $150,000 from Pleass Global Ltd chairman Warwick Pleass to help them in their clean water projects around the country.

“In Sigatoka Valley we’ll build a water distribution system for the community at Kavanagasau, and in Natavewa in Naitasiri, where people have been suffering from the lack of clean water, we’ll be helping them as well,” Mr Vlieghe said.

“This donation absolutely goes a long way to help these communities with clean drinking water and sanitation because they have suffered due to lack of clean water and we are sure it will have a positive impact on their lives,” he said.

Meanwhile Mr Pleass clarified that the donation was jointly contributed by his family and the company as he was personally involved in starting up the foundation back in 2006.

“We are the platinum donors to this important foundation in Fiji because it gives water and sanitation solutions and assistance to the disadvantaged in Fiji; the people who don’t have clean water and proper sanitation,” Mr Pleass said.