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More Fijians benefit from power access

February 27, 2019 5:13 pm

More Fijians in Vanua Levu now have access to electricity.

This was made possible with the commissioning of the Nakanacagi, Vunicagi, Namatakitu, Naqaraniqoli and Dogiyaga Grid Extension project.

Officiating the event in Dreketi today, Minister for Infrastructure Jone Usamate says 250 individuals will get to benefit from this project.

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This project is a continuation of the Dreketi Grid Extension that Government and EFL had commissioned in 2015 at a cost of $14.3 million.

Usamate says the connection to the grid brings an entirely new level of reliability and affordability and brings clean power that’s is less harmful to the environment.

He adds the grid extension will mean extended business hours for the business community, extended study hours for students and additional work hours for mothers and fathers to complete their work at home.

Over the past five years over 25,000 Fijians households have felt the benefits of rural electrification.

 

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