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JICA to assist in renewable resources study

June 1, 2012 5:10 am

The government will work with the Japan International Cooperation Agency to explore renewable energy resources and lessen our dependency on fossil fuels.

This morning the Department of Engery signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the JICA.

They will now conduct a study of Viti Levu and Vanua Levu to find areas where renewable energy is available.

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Deputy Permanent Secretary for Transport and Energy – Malakai Tadulala – says the government is spending too much on imported fossil fuels and is keen on saving money.

“This has had an adverse effect on our economy. The government in its view will see that we sue renewable resources to lessen the burden and divert funds elsewhere.”

The Japanese volunteers will be here for six months to carry out the study.

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