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Several villagers in Wainibuka, Tailevu will now have a brighter Christmas after Hon. Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama today commissioned Rural Electrification Projects (REP) for Nasautoka, Malabi, Naveicovatu, Nabouva and Naqia villages and settlements.

While officiating at the event at Nasautoka Village, Prime Minister Bainimarama said Government had put in place a solid foundation of essential services in rural areas so that ordinary Fijians could go about their lives without worrying about finding water, keeping the lights on at night or staying connected with the rest of the nation.

“This project is part of that vision. Now that you’ve received access to electric power, this community has not only been made safer at all hours of the day, you now have access to an entire world of new possibilities,” PM Bainimarama said.

“Your community can stay active long after the sun has set, your children can study into the night, you can spend time with your families and loved ones and you no longer must depend on inefficient diesel generators or lantern lamps to keep the lights on.”

This project will provide a reliable power supply to 289 families by connecting five villages and three settlements to the Fiji Electricity Authority (FEA) grid, 24 hours a day seven days a week.

It was completed at a cost of more than $1.7 million.

“And this is only one part of our larger Korovou to Rakiraki Grid Extension under development by my Government. This year alone my Government has allocated 42.6 million dollars to electrify more than 6,000 homes in rural areas across Fiji,” PM Bainimarama highlighted.

To read the PM’s full speech, click here.


[Information sourced from here]
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