Caption: (L-r) Mr Paul Rooney, watched by fellow OPUS Board member, Mr Peter Mathewson, shakes hands with WAF CEO, Mr Opetaia Ravai. Photo: SUPPLIED.
August 03, 2015. The signing of a consultancy contract between Opus International Consultant (Fiji)
Limited and the Water Authority of Fiji (WAF), Thursday 29th July, will enhance
the knowledge of operations, repair, maintenance and onsite problem solving
skills for WAF staff members according to WAF CEO, Mr. Opetaia Ravai.
The contract, signed by Mr. Ravai and Opus International Consultant Limited Fiji
board members, Mr. Peter Mathewson and Mr. Paul Rooney, involves the upgrade
and improvement of wastewater treatment capacity and the quality of the wastewater
output (effluent) to meet the approved environmental standards for wastewater within the
Greater Suva area.
“The consultancy also covers training of WAF staff members for the effective and
efficient operation of the wastewater treatment plants in Kinoya,” said Mr. Ravai.
The programme, for which providing funding of about $750,000, will also cater
for the future increase in population, as outlined Asia Development Bank (ADB) Plan
and the Wastewater Master Plan for the Greater Suva Area.
This is the second initiative this year that WAF and OPUS have collaborated on,
the first being the $800,000-plus, New Zealand Government-funded, water
and wastewater services training modules to be delivered to 150 WAF employees.
Mr. Ravai thanked OPUS for their assistance in improving WAF’s services to the
people of Fiji.