The Minister for Public Works, Transport and Meteorological Services, Hon. Ro Filipe Tuisawau today (27/01/23) inspected the progress of works on the Rewa River Water Supply Scheme Project in Viria.
The total investment in this project is $270 million and over 360,000 Fijians will benefit from an additional 40 million litres of water per day, which will help to resolve intermittent supply issues in the Suva-Nausori corridor.
“I am very pleased to be part of the tour today, I would like to thank the Water Authority of Fiji staff in Viria – it is a very critical project and from what I have been briefed on, we should be solving most of the water supply issues along the Suva-Nausori corridor when the project comes online,” said Hon. Tuisawau.
The project is set to be completed by middle of this year, and once commissioned it will support the water supply and, in turn sustainable growth and development of the Greater Suva Area (GSA).
“I am happy with the progress report made by the contractors and WAF in terms of the overall project – which is on time, unless there is a major natural disaster that would hinder the completion,” said Hon. Tuisawau.
Minister Tuisawau also observed the signing of a $16 million contract awarded to contractor, Sinohydro HDEC Joint Venture which will see the design and build for DN900 Waila offtake pipe laying works in the coming months to have the provision of treated water from the Viria facility to be channeled into the Wainibuku reservoir.
Meanwhile, Minister Tuisawau also visited the Waimanu Raw Water Pump Station as well as the Waila Water Treatment Plant.