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Kumar Commissions Nadroga Water Works

  Fifty-five homes between Laselase and Naroro in Nadroga will soon receive piped water, thanks to Government. Minister for Housing and Local Government, Parveen Kumar yesterday commissioned the start of
18 Dec 2015 11:33
Kumar Commissions Nadroga Water Works
Minister for Local Government, Housing and Enviroment Parveen Kumar during National Enviroment Oratory Competition final Photo: Ronald Kumar

 

Fifty-five homes between Laselase and Naroro in Nadroga will soon receive piped water, thanks to Government.

Minister for Housing and Local Government, Parveen Kumar yesterday commissioned the start of work for the Laselase to Naroro Water Project which would benefit the homes.

“This is an important occasion which recognises and supports one of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals of ensuring availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all,” Mr Kumar said.

The project will see the extension of water mains to about three kilometres from Laselase to Naroro Village.

It includes the installation of an air valve and two underground fire hydrants to provide good pressure when water is supplied to the homes.

“The opening of the Naroro Water Supply Project marks another step by the FijiFirst Government to bring developments closer to all Fijians. This is to enhance further development in rural areas and to see to the full utilisation of our natural resources as a mean to create wealth and our collective work towards eradicating poverty.”

He said people living in the area had been using surface water which always run dry during dry seasons.

“In responding to the plight of the Naroro people, the Office of the Prime Minister partnered with the Water Authority of Fiji in providing a funding of $472,918 to cater for the implementation of this project.”

He said the project would help end water woes in the area. Editing by: Maikeli Seru

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