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More Than 20 Homes To Benefit From Rotary Pacific Water for Life Foundation Project

The project was funded by the Government of Japan providing $103,211 in partnership with Rotary Pacific Water for Life Foundation under Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security.
23 Nov 2019 13:09
More Than 20 Homes To Benefit From Rotary Pacific Water for Life Foundation Project
Members of Kavika Settlement, representatives from the Japanese Embassy, and other stakeholders after the commissioning of their water project. Photo: Laisa Lui.

 

More than 20 households in Kavika settlement outside Labasa would benefit from a water project which was commissioned on Thursday.

More than 30 households in Vuiyakana village and Kavika settlement outside Labasa will benefit from a water project which was commissioned on Thursday.

The project was funded by the Government of Japan providing $103,211 in partnership with Rotary Pacific Water for Life Foundation under Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security.

Projects (GGP) Programme.

Gaya Prasad, 56, of Kavika settlement said finally their women will no longer have to go to the creeks to fetch water.

“For many years we have been waiting for assistance for a proper supply of sanitized water,” Mr Prasad said.

“This water project will enhance our livelihood, especially for our women as they no longer have to walk far distance to fetch water, they can access water in the vicinity of their homes.

Vuiyakana village headman, Fereimi Ame said the water project would benefit more than 80 villagers and their future generation.

He was forever grateful to the Embassy of Japan and the Rotary Pacific Water for Life Foundation for their timely assistance.

Chief Guest Dr. Takaaki Nagasaka, First Secretary and Medical Attach to Embassy of Japan said: “Improving access to clean water has always been a priority of the Government of Japan in its efforts to assist developing countries as GGP plays an important role in building capacity and empowering individuals and communities, who are usually exposed to the social-economic adversities at the grassroots level.”

The project provided 800 meters pipeline and a 10,000L water tanks for Vuiyakana village and developed the needed reservoir for Kavika settlement, and also provided two 10,000L water tanks, 3,900 water pipelines to connect to the village and a new borewell with a water pump.

“I hope that the water supply system will empower your community and improve the quality of your daily lives as you benefit from access to improved sanitation, clean and safe regular water supply,” Dr Nagasaka said.

Edited by Selita Bolanavanua

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