PM Bainimarama opens the new Natadradave Water Project

Children of Natadradave now have access to clean drinking water. Picture: SUPPLIED/DEPTFO

ACCESS to clean water is more than a building block of development, it is the rock-solid foundation upon which a community can grow and prosper.

Fiji’s Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama said this in his address while officiating at the opening of the Natadradave Water Project at Natadradave in Dawasamu, Tailevu, today.

Mr Bainimarama said every Fijian deserved to live with the security and happiness that only clean water could provide; water that could used for drinking, cooking, washing and keeping ourselves clean.

“No family should wake up wondering where the water they need will come from. No family should be forced to make a long, arduous journey in times of drought,” Mr Bainimarama said.

“And every family should know that clean water is nearby, whenever they need it, and in whatever quantities they require. And I will not rest until that is the reality for every Fijian.”

Meanwhile, he stressed that 150,000 Fijians in rural areas now had access to clean drinking water.

Mr Bainimarama highlighted that the Fijian Government had opened several water projects in recent weeks throughout the country and believed that access to clean water for people was absolutely fundamental to the future development and the prosperity of Fijian people.

He also said tens and thousands in rural pockets of Fiji knew the feeling of joy and security brought by seeing clean water when they opened the tap.

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