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Dry spell concern: Fiji's NDMO
8:26 pm GMT+12, 11/10/2017, Fiji

The National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) is closely working with divisional commissioners in providing water to drought affected parts of Fiji.
 
NDMO director Anare Leweniqila said this at a press conference Wednesday.
 
“As we speak, the divisional commissioners are monitoring the drought situation that we have. As we speak, there are requests coming in from communities and also government is working for cartage of water to these areas," he said.
 
Some of the areas which the NDMO is carting water to include communities in Kadavu and the Yasawas.
 
Leweniqila said the Water Authority of Fiji was considering desalination plants.
 
“Desalination is in plans by Water Authority of Fiji as an option, but there is a cost of diesel for the operations of these things.
 
“Note we are also looking at solar so that is still in the pipeline, looking at how best we can put desalination plants on the islands, the proximity, cost of fuel and also in terms of maintenance of these high tech equipment,” he said.



SOURCE: FIJI TIMES/PACNEWS


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