20 Sep 2017

Fiji's Ra province goes solar

8:46 pm on 20 September 2017

Villages in parts of Fiji's Ra province have been connected to new sources of electricity.

Solar panels that power the lighthouse on Tiritiri Matangi Island.

Photo: PHOTO NZ

The Infrastructure Minister Praveen Bala says the projects mean people in these areas no longer need to depend on diesel generators.

He said the clean and renewable energy for these rural communities fell in line with what Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama has been advocating in his capacity as COP23 president.

Mr Bala called on the communities to maximise the opportunties provided by the new electricity sources to improve their living standards.