$500 million allocated to upgrade road network, provide safe drinking water and electricity to Fijians

$500 million allocated to upgrade road network, provide safe drinking water and electricity to Fijians

By Semi Turaga
Saturday 17/07/2021
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The Government says $500 million in the 2021-2022 National Budget will go towards upgrading, modernising, and expanding the road network and the provision of clean and safe drinking water and electricity.

$272 million is provided for the Fiji Roads Authority, $195 million to the Water Authority of Fiji and $26.6 million to the Ministry of Infrastructure and Meteorological Services.

This also includes over $11 million for grid extension and house wiring and rehabilitation of diesel schemes for communities that have been relocated to protect them from the rising seas.

Energy Fiji Limited will now be responsible for back to back work including grid extension and house wiring to make the process more efficient.


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