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Remote village get solar power

August 15, 2012 7:07 pm

Navaga village in the interior of Ba has for the first time got access to electricity through solar systems which were commissioned yesterday.

Minister for Public Utilities Timoci Natuva officially launched the project in one of the most remote places in the country.

Natuva says this is the first of many more assistance that will go towards rural areas like Navaga.

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“There’s a lot of initiatives. This is only one of them. And also they asked for water and we are going to provide them with rural water it’s just a start.”

This was also the first time for a minister to visit the village.

The solar systems have been installed in 20 houses and the project cost around $45,000.

Villagers will pay $14 a month for power and is much cheaper compared to kerosene lamps.

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