Acting Prime Minister and Attorney-General, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum launched Project Aqua and Commissioned a new borehole in the village of Sautabu in Sigatoka this afternoon.
Project Aqua is aimed at providing clean and safe drinking water to ten villages which currently do not have access to this basic necessity. The project will carry out drilling and installation of boreholes at each of these recipient communities. The project is funded by British American Tobacco Fiji and the total cost is expected to be $250,000.
After the completion of the pilot borehole in Sautabu village, the project will continue on to the other communities with a focus on tobacco farming areas of Nadi and Sigatoka.