PM’s Desalination Plant visit >
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama, as part of his official state visit to Australia, visited the Sydney Desalination Plant yesterday morning. Accompanied by his high-powered delegation, Prime Minister Bainimarama said the visit to the plant was crucial because it would assist the Government in setting up similar desalination plants, particularly in the maritime islands such as the Lau Group and Yasawa.
The Fijian Government aims to allocate resources for sustained maintenance and construction of new water treatment plants, reservoirs and reticulation systems, rural water schemes, development of
groundwater sources, setting up of desalination plants in the maritime region, and distribution of water tanks in rural areas.
Innovative technologies will be adopted for industrial recycling, rainwater harvesting and storage, storm water and aquifer management and use of renewable energy for desalination plants. Building climate resilient water infrastructure will be a key aspect of all new projects.
The delegation later visited the Downer’s Western Sydney Waste Processing Facilities and later met members of the Fijian community.
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama (left) with his team at the Sydney Desalination Plant.