340 people in Qelemumu, Labasa to benefit from new borehole project

340 people in Qelemumu, Labasa to benefit from new borehole project

By Mohammed Feroz
Friday 20/01/2023

340 people of Qelemumu Settlement in Labasa now have access to clean and safe water after the commissioning of a borehole project by Minister for Land and Mineral Resources, Filimoni Vosarogo.

While commissioning the borehole project, Vosarogo says he is pleased to inform the members of the community that they now have consistent and safe source of water supply that will alleviate the struggles and inconvenience that they have faced in the past.

Vosarogo says these communities have collectively experienced water cuts in the past and on annual basis especially during dry season where surface water sources dried up and rain water harvesting became inadequate.

The Minister says this project cost was $295,000 which brings assurance of an improved and reliable water supply to the communities.

He adds this water project is in line with one of the fundamental principles of the government on water and sanitation excess to an efficient cost effective water supply that is equitable to you all.

Vosarogo says water is very important for preserving our health and maintaining good hygiene and without a safe and consistent water source, the health and security of the community members will be affected which then directly impacts their ability to contribute to socio-economic development.

The Minister also adds it also affects the academic performance of our children who are the future of our country.

He has highlighted that this projects significantly contributes towards government sustainable development goals number six that is to ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation to all our Fijians.

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