Twenty-six (26) families in Nadovu village, Naitasiri will now access clean and safe drinking water after the commissioning of their new water project today.
Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Disaster Management and Meteorological Services Hon. Jone Usamate while commissioning the $71,000 project reassured the villagers of Government’s commitment towards providing clean and safe drinking water by 2030.
“The Government’s 5 and 20 Year National Development Plan aims to have 100 percent access to safe drinking water by 2030 and 40 percent access to centralized sewerage systems by 2021.”
“Currently 78 percent of Fiji’s population has access to safe, clean water and around 71 percent have access to improved sanitation.”
The project includes a newly constructed dam, brand new 10,000 gallon Ferro cement tank with the capacity to hold up to around 45,000 litres of water.
Twelve (12) new showers and 12 stand pipes with slabs were also built as part of this new project.