Budget 2022-23

Budget maps strong way forward: WAF

July 16, 2022 4:10 pm

The Water Authority of Fiji says it is encouraging to see government focusing on a people-centric approach through the provision of robust water infrastructure.

WAF Chair, Bhavesh Kumar says the 2022–2023 budget is a strong way forward for Fiji.

He says the budget has a strong focus on mitigating some of the effects of inflationary impact, whilst also ensuring that our program of water infrastructure projects is still funded and on track.

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Kumar adds they are pleased the ambitious Rewa River Water Supply Scheme have secured allocation in the budget, ensuring that this $270 million project will be completed this financial year ending the water woes for people living in Lami-Suva-Nausori corridor.

He saysthe budget also provides for WAF to start working on Water Sector 2050 Strategy, a long term plan for climate resilient water infrastructure of the future. WAF’s service footprint covers some 772,000 Fijians nationwide, with 154,383 water and 33,190 wastewater active connections.