17th July 09:56 AM
More people to benefit from Small Grant Scheme Projects
By Ilaitia Ravuwai
Tuesday 18/07/2017
Director Mataisau Engineering Civil Supplies and Construction Limited Unaisi Vakaloloma [Photo: Fijian Government]

More people are expected to benefit directly from the Small Grant Scheme Projects after the Office of the Prime Minister’s Office signed more agreements with stakeholders and private companies.

This was highlighted by the Permanent Secretary for the Prime Minister’s Office Yogesh Karan at the signing of five agreements with Telecom Fiji Limited Mataisau Engineering Civil Supplies and Construction Limited, Earthmoving Works and the Fiji Electricity Authority.

Karan says the assistance provided are identified during the Prime Minister’s visits and the ones that come to the Office of the Prime Minister directly.

Work on the rural water support for Natadradave village in Tailevu will commence immediately after the Water Authority of Fiji signed an agreement that will benefit over 200 people with an allocation of $212,765.

Another agreement was signed with Telecom Fiji Limited amounting to $22,955.

That will connect 150 students and teachers to the internet grid for Navakawau Primary School in Cakaudrove, while the renovation of the toilet block at the Annesley Methodist Infant School that is expected to begin after the agreement was signed with Mataisau Engineering Civil Service and Construction Limited.

Karan also signed an agreement with FEA to connect Tacirua Primary School to the power grid with an allocation of $20,627.78.

Assistance will also be provided to ginger farmers in Nadakuni, Naitasiri as Earthmoving Works signed the agreement of $159,900 for land preparation.

$9 million has been allocated to the Office of the Prime Minister that will assist in the Small Grant Scheme Projects.

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