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WAF Upgrades Water Mains At Black Rock Camp

The Water Authority of Fiji (WAF) is currently laying water pipes that will see the extension of water mains into the Republic of the Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) Black Rock
04 Mar 2017 11:00
WAF Upgrades Water Mains At Black Rock Camp
WAF chief executive officer, Opetaia Ravai (fourth from left), with senior officials from the RFMF at the Black Rock Camp in Votualevu, Nadi. Photo: Water Authority of Fiji

The Water Authority of Fiji (WAF) is currently laying water pipes that will see the extension of water mains into the Republic of the Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) Black Rock camp in Votualevu, Nadi.

Earlier this week the WAF chief executive officer, Opetaia Ravai visited the facility and inspected the upgrade works that are currently happening, as well as discussed future plans for the military camp.

Mr Ravai also held talks with senior military officers, saying, “Our concern is that at any one time the camp can hold 600 to 800 people.

“The Black Rock campsite is a very important training institution for Fiji as it prepares our peacekeepers for foreign missions.

“It is very important that we have a good water supply as well as wastewater services, to eliminate potential health and environmental risks.

“To have a state of the art facility in place to prepare our soldiers for deployment, we need to have good infrastructure for the camp site.”

The discussions with the senior military personnel included the camp’s future plans and the urgent need of increased water and sanitation services.

“We will need to provide a connection to our wastewater network and while it may cost a lot of money, WAF is determined to assist the RFMF in the training setup at Black Rock because of the significance of peacekeeping for Fiji.

“We will be putting in submissions for funding for the wastewater pipe connection and connection to our network,” said Mr Ravai.

Source: Water Authority of Fiji

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