FIJIANS living in the greater Korovou areas and neighbouring villages including schools will now access clean and safe drinking water after the commissioning of the $20million Namau Dam in Tailevu today.

While launching the program today, Prime Minister Hon. Voreqe Bainimarama said today marks a milestone in expanding access to clean water for our people.

“By 2030 we expect every Fijian to have reliable access to safe, drinking water, much like what the Namau Water Project now supplies to Korovou Town, five of its surrounding villages, three schools and three farming communities.”

“Prior to the completion of this over $20m might of modern engineering including the five-megalitre reservoir, 21 kilometres of new pipelines and accompanying electrical infrastructure Korovou Town suffered an irregular supply of only partially clean water from three minor treatment plants.”

Prime Minister Bainimarama reiterated that the Government is committed to providing Namau, and every community, everywhere in Fiji, with a solid foundation of essential services upon which you and your young people can build.

Meanwhile, the Water Authority has identified 12 new villages, six settlements, seven schools and two more farming communities in Vulagi and Waidalice that can access treated water from here in Namau.

PM Bainimarama adds that once WAF lays piping extensions, those communities will also see a greater realisation of their constitutional right to a clean water supply.

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