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Prime Minister’s ‘Crucial’ Visit At Sydney’s Desalination Plant

Innovative technologies will be adopted for industri­al recycling, rainwater har­vesting and storage, storm water and aquifer manage­ment and use of renewable energy for desalination plants.
14 Sep 2019 18:49
Prime Minister’s ‘Crucial’ Visit At Sydney’s Desalination Plant
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama (second from left) his delegation and officials at the Sydney Desalination Plant in Australia on September 13, 2019. Photo: PM's Office

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama, as part of his official state visit to Australia, vis­ited the Sydney Desalina­tion Plant yesterday morn­ing.

Accompanied by his high-powered delegation, Prime Minister Bainima­rama said the visit to the plant was crucial because it would assist the Govern­ment in setting up similar desalination plants, par­ticularly in the maritime islands such as the Lau Group and Yasawa.

The Fijian Government aims to allocate resources for sustained maintenance and construction of new water treatment plants, reservoirs and reticula­tion systems, rural water schemes, development of groundwater sources, set­ting up of desalination plants in the maritime re­gion, and distribution of water tanks in rural areas.

Innovative technologies will be adopted for industri­al recycling, rainwater har­vesting and storage, storm water and aquifer manage­ment and use of renewable energy for desalination plants. Building climate re­silient water infrastructure will be a key aspect of all new projects.

The delegation later vis­ited the Downer’s Western Sydney Waste Processing Facilities and later met members of the Fijian com­munity.

Source: PM’s Office

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