Government committed to providing water to all Fijians
May 21, 2018 5:11 pm
Minister for Waterways Dr Mahendra Reddy says that Government is committed to providing water and sanitation access to all ordinary Fijians no matter where they live.
Dr Reddy says that with Fiji’s National Development Plan they have set the target of a hundred percent of Fiji’s urban population to have access to clean and safe water by 2021 and rural and maritime areas by 2030.
“A robust water sector backed by very reliable sanitation infrastructure needs to be implemented and maintained to ensure that we have a healthy and productive population. This is driven by hygienic behaviours and healthy lifestyles.”
Meanwhile, Government has allocated a combined total budget of $413m in 2017/18 for the implementation of WASH projects and programmes within the various Ministries.