19th June 07:29 PM
WAF currently holds public consultations on benefits of the Rewa River Water Supply Scheme Project
By Pratika Mala
Friday 07/06/2019

The Water Authority of Fiji is currently holding public consultations centered on the benefits of the Rewa River Water Supply Scheme Project and the need for members of the communities to be made aware of the purpose and implementation of the project.

The Authority has been given the responsibility of undertaking the construction of the Rewa River Water Supply Scheme, worth $266 million earlier this year.

This is the single largest infrastructure project ever managed by the Authority, and will benefit more than 300,000 Fijians.

The project which is expected to be completed in two to three year’s time, has been funded by the Asian Development Bank, the European Investment Bank and the Green Climate Fund. 

The Authority is also working on a new proposed Matani Water Source which will extend the water supply coverage in Labasa which includes the Vunika area.

The Authority had earlier revealed they are working on a 5 year plan which is part of their 2019/2020 Capital Budget Submission to the Government for this new water source to be commissioned.

A total of 133 rural water projects were also under taken by the Water Authority of Fiji this financial year to the value of $27 million.

Through these projects an estimated 10,000 Fijians in the urban areas and 6,000 Fijians have been given access to safe, clean drinking water while a total of 1,942 new water meter connections were made.

Water Authority of Fiji was allocated a total of $349.3 million in the 2018/19 National Budget.

Minister for Economy, Aiyaz Sayed‑Khaiyum will deliver the 2019/2020 National Budget address at 7.30pm tonight.

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