9 Aug 2011

Fiji's biggest rural electrification project launched

11:34 am on 9 August 2011

Fiji's biggest rural electrification project ever-undertaken has been officially launched today.

The Waidina district rural electrification project, which costs just over 1-million US dollars will be opened by the interim Prime Minister Commodore Frank Bainimarama at Nabukaluka.

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

The project which covers 14 villages, seven schools and small surrounding settlements is expected to benefit a large portion of the population that depends mostly on generators and kerosene to create power.

Given the financial setbacks of operating generators, villagers would often run these for up to three hours only.