Safe water assured for Naveyago villagers

Minister Inia Seruiratu officiates at the commissioning of the borehole water project at Naveyago. Picture: SUPPLIED

A BOREHOLE project commissioned early this week will provide clean and safe water for 3000 people in the tobacco-growing areas of Nadi and Sigatoka.

The initiative was funded by British American Tobacco (BAT) Fiji under a scheme called Project Aqua.

The commissioning of the borehole at Naveyago Village, Sigatoka, was lauded by Government as a good example of how private-public partnership benefited the people.

Chief guest at the event, Agriculture Minister Inia Seruiratu said the BAT project would ensure Fijians would have access to a basic necessity.

Naveyago borehole is the second under Project Aqua, two other Villages – Savalau in Nadi and Vunaqoru in Mavua – will be opened in the next few weeks.

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