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Thirty households at a settlement in Tailevu now look forward to a brighter new year after Hon. Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama officiated at the commissioning of the rural electrification project at Navuca Settlement in Burerua.

While officiating at the event today, Prime Minister Bainimarama said the project would ensure villagers had affordable access to electricity.

“This is a big day for Navuca and another step on the path of progress my Government has forged for Fiji and the Fijian people. I never lose sight of the fact that progress is not just in the big projects; it is in these small steps that make life better for all our communities,” PM Bainimarama said.

“You can now access an entire new world of possibilities – you can stay active after the sun has set, your children can study late into the night, you can spend more time at home with your families and you no longer must rely on inefficient diesel generators or lantern lamps to keep the lights on.”

He said the project was part of an enormous programme of rural electrification Government was funding throughout the country.

This year alone Government had allocated $42.6 million to electrify more than 6000 homes in rural areas across Fiji.

Prime Minister Bainimarama urged the villagers to use the project well, and enjoy the immense benefits of electric power.

The project was completed at a cost of $183,000.


[Information sourced from here]
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