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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.

Photo: PM’s Of­fice

Prime Min­is­ter Voreqe Bain­i­marama (left) with his team at the Syd­ney De­sali­na­tion Plant.

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