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Japan Funds $390K+ For Rural Water And Sanitation Projects

Project manager Ledua Koto said they chose two schools and a community that are most vulnerable.
28 Mar 2021 12:20
Japan Funds $390K+ For Rural Water And Sanitation Projects
From left, Habitat for Humanity Fiji project manager Ledua Koto, Japanese Ambassador Kawakami Fumihiro and Habitat for Humanity Fiji senior manager operations Matilda Faiva in Suva on March 25, 2021.

The Habitat for Humanity Fiji will start with three major projects in June.

These projects are for the improvement of the water and sanitation environment in Toki Village in Ra, Navunisea District School in Tailevu and Nawaisomo Primary School in Naitasiri. These projects are funded by the Japan Embassy with a grant of $397, 127.

Project manager Ledua Koto said they chose two schools and a community that are most vulnerable.

“These three projects will take one year to complete, and we will start with Nawaisomo Primary School before we do the other two,” Mr Koto said.

“We will be building washrooms for Nawaisomo Primary School. Three washrooms each for the female and male students and one toilet each for the teachers.

“For Toki Village, we will build a new dam and 18 flush toilets for them. These will benefit about 200 people.

“We have a new water system that is built a dam, we need to install a tank and reticulation in the school compound for Navunisea District School.”

Mr Koto said their staff would be building the three projects.

“The three locations for our projects are facing similar challenges in addressing a water supply system and environmental sanitation,” he said.

Edited by Caroline Ratucadra

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