A total of 300, 000 Fijians will soon have better access to safe and reliable water after the signing of two contracts for the Rewa River Water Supply Scheme by Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama at the Grand Pacific Hotel this morning.
The scheme managed by the Water Authority of Fiji represents one of the largest and most impactful infrastructure projects undertaken by the Fijian Government.
“These contracts are much more than just ink on paper; they represent the continued realisation of our constitutional mandate to grant all Fijians reliable access to clean water. These contracts are the promise of a new, hugely expansive network of water supply infrastructure –– a network that will directly better the lives of approximately 300,000 of our people in the Suva-Nausori Corridor, from Rewa to Tailevu. That includes villages in Sawani and the areas around Viria which will enjoy access to clean, piped water for the very first time.”
The total value of these two contracts stands at $266 million and covers the design, construction and operation of the Rewa River Water Supply Scheme, along with the procurement of pipes, fittings, civil works, pipe laying and restoration works, where required. Construction is expected to take two to three years to complete.