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The As­sis­tant Min­is­ter for In­fra­struc­ture, Vi­jay Nath, and the Wa­ter Au­thor­ity of Fiji chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Opetaia Ravai, vis­ited the vil­lage of Natadradave last week. They held talks with the Natadradave Vil­lage el­der, Waisake Laulaba. It was re­gard­ing fur­ther as­sis­tance and im­prove­ments needed by the vil­lage to fa­cil­i­tate the grow­ing num­ber of Fi­jians who visit the site of the ‘heal­ing’ nat­u­ral spring wa­ter.

“The vil­lage el­der was very ap­pre­cia­tive of Gov­ern­ment’s as­sis­tance,” Mr Ravai said. “We talked about do­ing some toi­let fa­cil­i­ties and WAF will work with the min­istry to achieve that; toi­let fa­cil­i­ties for both males and fe­males.

“At the bathing area we will try to beau­tify the place in putting em­bank­ments to cre­ate a small pool that will en­able peo­ple who are wait­ing to have their show­ers to even take a dip in the pool.” Mr Nath said Gov­ern­ment wants all Fi­jians to ben­e­fit from the heal­ing wa­ter. “I came here to­day and I saw that there are no wash­room fa­cil­i­ties and we have promised the vil­lage el­der that my min­istry will build wash­rooms at the site.

“We will also in­stall the so­lar lights so that peo­ple can come here at any time in the night t o have their shower. FRA is here too and I have in­structed them to make a proper round­about and the roads are a bit nar­row so we will push the shoul­ders so that two ve­hi­cles can pass any­time,” said Mr Nath. “All the agen­cies are here; WAF, FRA and we also have the team from the en­ergy divi­sion who will look into in­stalling so­lar lights for those who come here at night and also do one in the vil­lage where they will have the toi­let fa­cil­i­ties,” said Mr Ravai.

Photo: Wa­ter Au­thor­ity of Fiji

Wa­ter Au­thor­ity of Fiji chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Opetaia Ravai (mid­dle), ex­plains to As­sis­tant Min­is­ter for In­fra­struc­ture Vi­jay Nath (right), the plans for the works.

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