Access to safe drinking water by 2030 targeted

Young Nalebaleba villagers in Navosa enjoy clean and safe drinking water after the commissioning of their $193,000 water project. Picture: SUPPLIED.

MINISTER for Infrastructure Jone Usamate says Fiji’s five and 20 year National Development Plan set an ambitious target to have 100 per cent access to safe, drinking water by 2030.

While speaking in Navosa this week, he said currently, 78 per cent of Fiji’s population has access to safe, clean water and Government was optimistic that it would achieve its 2030 target.

In the last five (5) years, Government through Water Authority of Fiji (WAF) had allocated $6.2million towards Rural Water Projects in the province of Nadroga Navosa,” he said.

“This has seen the implementation of 49 Rural Water Projects within the province.

“The completion of these projects including the one we are commissioning today is a step closer towards meeting the national 100 per cent water access target.”

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