CAPTION: Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama with his Cabinet Ministers and officials take a keen interest in the operations bio-fuel machine.
THE head of Government Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama commissioned Fiji’s fourth Coconut Bio-fuel plant in the country today.
The island of Gau in the Lomaiviti Groups will host the fourth bio-fuel plant that is seen as a step towards making Gau energy independent by providing an affordable and reliable source of energy for the local communities.
This move will have a positive impact towards reducing Fiji’s fuel import bill as it will be made locally thus the villagers will not be so dependent on fuel that has to be shipped in which is at times is unreliable.
This new development will harness the use of coconuts, making it one of the cleanest sources of energy and positions Gau to produce bio-fuel on the island.
Local communities who have contributed towards the development of this project have been applauded including Fortech Construction for their timely completion of this project.
This is the fourth bio-fuel mill in Fiji after three others were established in Koro, Cicia, and Rotuma.
In the coming weeks, five more mills will be commissioned in Moala, Matuku, Rabi, Vanuabalavu and Lakeba.
Following the opening of the bio-fuel plant the Prime Minister Bainimarama also opened a new walkway in the village of Lamiti in Gau.
The villagers commended the Prime Minister for his commitment to improving the lives of ordinary Fijians especially the students who had to cross shallow waters to get to the other side of the village.