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A total of 450 villagers of Nasukamai in the province of Ra today (14/06) celebrated the commissioning of their Rural Water Project.

Nasukamai village is located behind the Nakauvadra range, with hills and rolling terrains surrounding the village.

While speaking at the commissioning this morning, Chief Guest – Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Disaster Management & Meteorological Services, Hon. Jone Usamate said that the construction of the water project was an investment by the Fijian Government.

“Ladies and Gentlemen, the construction of this water project has cost $125,000 and it is an investment we are happy to make, because from clean water flow many benefits that keep us more productive and more resilient to environmental hardships,” said Minister Usamate.

Minister Usamate said that to guarantee a clean and steady flow of water to the people of Nasukamai, a construction of a new dam, lying of 0.9km of pipeline, and installation of standpipes was undertaken.

“There were also fifteen (15) new household connections taking the total number of households benefiting from this water system to one hundred (100). This will benefit a total of Four Hundred and Fifty (450) people.”

Minister Usamate also thanked the team from the Water Authority for implementing the project.

“I would like to also thank the Rural Team from the Water Authority of Fiji (WAF), the Village Water Committee and villagers who have worked tirelessly in making this project a reality,” he said.

Nasukamai Village Headman, Jemesa Qeqe thanked the Minister for commissioning the project and also thanked the WAF team for the assistance.

"We are very grateful for this water project, I would like to thank the Water Authority of Fiji team for the work done. Water problems will now be a thing of the past," said Mr Qeqe.

Meanwhile, Minister Usamate also presented a financial assistance as well as a toolset to the village water committee for the upkeep and maintenance of their water supply system. 

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