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Village Benefit From $45K Water Project

The Waisa Ground Water Supply project was a partnership project under the “enhanced water security in rural villages through improved water and sanitation management programme”, implemented by Ro­tary Pacific Water and funded by the New Zealand Ministry of For­eign Affairs through Rotary New Zealand World Community Servic­es and Ford Motor Company Fund.
22 Mar 2019 13:42
Village Benefit From $45K Water Project
Waisa villagers, Rotary Pacific Water for Life Foundation, New Zealand High Commission and Ford Motor Company Fund stakeholders during the official commissioning of the Waisa Ground Water Supply Project on March 20, 2019. Photo: New Zealand High Commission

More than a 100 people from Waisa Village in Naita­siri now benefit from a Ground Water Project that was launched on Wednesday.

The $45000 project was an invest­ment by the Rotary Pacific Water for Life Foundation reaffirming its commitment to the Sustainable Development Goal 6 by ensuring availability and sustainable man­agement of water and sanitation for all.

The Waisa Ground Water Supply project was a partnership project under the “enhanced water security in rural villages through improved water and sanitation management programme”, implemented by Ro­tary Pacific Water and funded by the New Zealand Ministry of For­eign Affairs through Rotary New Zealand World Community Servic­es and Ford Motor Company Fund.

Rotary Pacific Water executive of­ficer Neil Maharaj said the initia­tive aimed at increasing access to safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene.

“In achieving this we built a new solar ground water supply system which included installation of a so­lar pump, water storage tanks, dis­tribution channel to communities and constructed gender segregated sanitation facilities,” he said.

Since 2007 the organisation has supported 303 communities and invested approximately over $6 mil­lion in Fiji by maintaining its vi­sion of enabling healthier commu­nities through access to long term safer drinking water and adequate sanitation.

The project was commissioned by the New Zealand High Commis­sions First Secretary-Development Sally Waswo and local Ford Mo­tor Company Fund representative Shreedhar Motors national sales and marketing manager Jagdish Chand.

Edited by Susana Tuilau

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