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Japan Provides Funding Assistance for Improvement of Water Supply System at Taulevu Village, Naitasiri

Press Release No: 23/2011

Date: Thursday, 12th May, 2011

 

The Government of Japan granted financial assistance for Taulevu village water supply Project in Fiji under its Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) Programme. The new project was made possible through a request made by Habitat for Humanity Fiji (HFHF), through their Community Water Project service, in the hope to improve present water supply system at Taulevu village. 

The people of Taulevu village in Naitasiri will celebrate the handing-over ceremony for provision of three 10,000 litre plastic water tanks and eight 5,000 litre plastic water tanks installed around the village with necessary guttering and down pipes to collect rain water for daily household consumption, worth F$27,624.00.

The Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Fiji, His Excellency Yutaka Yoshizawa will be at Taulevu village in Naitasiri on Friday, 13th May, 2011 at 11.00 a.m. to officially hand-over the new water tank facilities.

Taulevu Village is located some 56 kilometres away from Suva and has a population of approximately 385 people. The villagers are mostly subsistence farmers and have no fixed source of income. The village’s water supply system dries up during dry weather spells and inadequate water storage tanks often forces villages to walk almost half kilometre to the dam to wash and take bath.

HFHF has managed the project, which included installation of eleven water tanks, guttering and down pipes in houses around the village. This new system will ensure reliable water supply for people’s daily consumption. In addition, the project will bring development hygienically, through provision of better toilet and shower facilities, and basic improvement in the livelihood of the villagers.

Japan’s assistance to this project indicates its commitment to contribute to the improvement of the living standards and welfare of people in Fiji and is in line with its Official Development Assistance (ODA) policy of promoting development at the grassroots level.  The GGP programme is specifically designed to address basic human needs, which include water supply, health, basic education, vocational training and rural infrastructure. It is hoped that this assistance will help further strengthen the friendly ties between the people of Fiji and Japan.

 

 

 

 

 

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