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Published on : Monday, July 3, 2017
Mr. Collin O’Neill, Taveuni Palms Resort co-owner explained that the initiation would immensely profit the environment and the natural ecosystem of the island which the tourism sector largely depend on.
Ms O’Neill also said that having such power supplies would side by side assist to sustain the environment.
She said, ‘it is a good move and this will largely benefit our pristine ecosystems which people around the world come to see. The move does not only benefit the tourism sector but the island as a whole including its future generations.’
Meanwhile, Taveuni boat owner Martha Prasad confirmed that the move was an apt one which would eventually save people the cost of fuel.
Ms Prasad said most importantly it would make sure the island remains pollution free.
Declaring the 2017-2018 National Budget Attorney-General and Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum brought to the forefront that Government would colaborate with the Green Growth Institute to discover various options of transitioning the islands of Taveuni and Ovalau to electricity generation that was 100 per cent renewable.
Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) had expressed interest in the sponsorship of the project.
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