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PM to open biggest rural electrification project in Fiji

8/8/2011
Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama will officially open the biggest rural electrification project ever-undertaken in Fiji tomorrow.

The Waidina district rural electrification project, which costs $1.8million will be officially launched at Nabukaluka at 10am.

Beginning in 2007 with the continued determination of both Government and the people of Waidina, this electrification project will finally see more than 800 consumers benefitting from the project.

The project which covers 14 villages, seven schools and small surrounding settlements will be a relief for a large portion of the population that depends largely on generators and kerosene as a source of power. Given the financial setbacks of operating generators, villagers would often run these for up to three hours only.

The project commits Government to the Peoples Charter for Change, Peace and Progress by developing an integrated development structure at divisional level whereby developments can expand to the most remote parts of rural areas.

Government’s emphasis on rural development allows various micro enterprises and rural businesses to expand their businesses and for the Waidina district, the electrification project should boost the district’s vast dalo and banana plantation businesses.

This latest development is in line with government’s plan for economic development in intensifying farm commercialisation, identifying industry priorities based on demand assessments and strengthening agro-business networks.

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PM to open biggest rural electrification project in Fiji

8/8/2011
Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama will officially open the biggest rural electrification project ever-undertaken in Fiji tomorrow.

The Waidina district rural electrification project, which costs $1.8million will be officially launched at Nabukaluka at 10am.
 
Beginning in 2007 with the continued determination of both Government and the people of Waidina, this electrification project will finally see more than 800 consumers benefitting from the project.
 
The project which covers 14 villages, seven schools and small surrounding settlements will be a relief for a large portion of the population that depends largely on generators and kerosene as a source of power. Given the financial setbacks of operating generators, villagers would often run these for up to three hours only.
 
The project commits Government to the Peoples Charter for Change, Peace and Progress by developing an integrated development structure at divisional level whereby developments can expand to the most remote parts of rural areas.

Government’s emphasis on rural development allows various micro enterprises and rural businesses to expand their businesses and for the Waidina district, the electrification project should boost the district’s vast dalo and banana plantation businesses.

This latest development is in line with government’s plan for economic development in intensifying farm commercialisation, identifying industry priorities based on demand assessments and strengthening agro-business networks.

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