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Govt Steps In To Resolve Water Supply Concern

  The Ministry of Local Government, Infrastructure and Transport is trying hard to utilise resources to improve the standard of water supply in the Western Division. Its Acting Minister Osea
08 Jan 2017 11:00
Govt Steps In To Resolve Water Supply Concern
Second from left:The Acting Minister for Local Government, Infrastructure and Transport, Osea Naiqamu and Assistant Minister for Local Government, Infrastructure and Infrastructure, Vijay Nath at Denarau bridge yesterday. photo:supplied

 

The Ministry of Local Government, Infrastructure and Transport is trying hard to utilise resources to improve the standard of water supply in the Western Division.

Its Acting Minister Osea Naiqamu, and Assistant Minister Vijay Nath, are currently meeting people in the Western Division to assess complaints concerning poor water supply and infrastructure.

The primary purpose of the tour is to visit ministry projects and attend to pressing issues raised by the people.

The tour started on Friday with a briefing at the Department of Meteorology where Fiji Meteorology Services director Ravind Kumar, briefed the visitors on the role of the department at the national and regional level.

The team then visited project sites such as the Department of Meteorology’s newly built archive facility, the newly constructed Denarau Bridge, the newly constructed Nadi and Suva Road Upgrade Project (NASRUP) four-lane road in Nadi and the Water Authority of Fiji project at Natokowaqa.

The team also visited communities in Nadi, Lautoka and Ba attending to issues raised by residents.

The team consists of Government officials and officials from commercial statutory authorities under the ministry.

Yesterday, Mr Nath and his team visited people in areas of Votualevu in Nadi, and Lautoka from where he had received complaints from people.

Mr Nath said people had made complaints also that their only source of water supply from the bore holes were at the moment stopped because the machine was not working.

“We are looking into the situation and I will take these issues back to the ministry and engage the relevant authorities to deploy their resources to fix the issues,” Mr Nath said.

He said the tour was also to inform people that they could reach the ministry for any issues they faced that the ministry was responsible for.

“People can reach my ministry on 3384111 for any issues they face,” Mr Nath said.

“After this we will meet with relevant authorities to discuss how we can quickly solve the issue.”

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

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