662 villagers of Navakawau village in Taveuni will now have access to clean safe drinking water after the commissioning of their new borehole water supply system.
While speaking at the commissioning, Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says the borehole water system is an excellent way to access pure and natural groundwater.
Bainimarama says this water is mainly accumulated from the rain and is free from chemical and rich in minerals.
He says from today onwards the villagers will have access to clean water that will be available day and night.
Bainimarama says the total cost of the project is $81,813 which is a significant investment government has made.
He says Taveuni is one of the more difficult areas in Fiji to drill the underground water due to its sub surface geology.
Bainimarama says the ground work assessment and investigations for the project was done in 2014 and 2015.
He also thanked the assistance of the LDS Church in the project.ADVERTISEMENT Listen to the latest news on our 5 radio stations Legend FM, Viti FM, Radio Sargam, FM96 and Navtarang.