Denarau Island’s sewerage system is getting an improve. This was confirmed by the Authorities following an settlement between the Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, Denarau Company Ltd (DCL) and the Water Authority of Fiji to improve the Westin Sewer Pump which companies the vacationer sizzling spot.
Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation Viliame Gavoka mentioned this was a precedence space for consideration, on condition that Denarau would proceed to develop within the years forward.
“Denarau Island alone accounts for 22 per cent of complete customer days, making it one of the crucial visited tourism areas,” mentioned Mr Gavoka.
“And we count on it to develop with no less than two new resort investments at the moment underway, including stress on the present infrastructure.
“So, whereas there’s a must prioritise Fiji’s infrastructure developments, we should guarantee areas that generate vital income for the tourism trade and the economic system are additionally thought of.
“That is the place private and non-private partnership is vital.” DCL common supervisor Nesbitt Hazelman mentioned the improve would guarantee they continued to serve visitors and guests with the best high quality of service.
“To uphold and proceed effectively into the long run, our main challenges have to be addressed right this moment and we’re grateful for the help of the Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation and WAF,” mentioned Mr Hazelman.
“With the suitable experience, session and naturally, monetary help, we will guarantee long-term options for Denarau Island to proceed to offer pristine companies to our visitors and residents.”
WAF Infrastructure Supply chief officer Sourav Majumder mentioned the undertaking to improve the sewer pumping station and sewer line to Navakai Wastewater Therapy Plant could be carried out in phases. Mr Majumder mentioned the primary section would start in 2024.
The pumping station was constructed within the early Nineteen Seventies to help Denarau’s first ever vacationer property – the Westin Resort and Spa previously generally known as the Regent of Fiji.
Since then, the island has grown to accommodate 5 precincts, 9 resorts with greater than 2000 rooms, 10 residential estates with 395 heaps, a marina and a golf course.
The present options don’t account for the variety of new developments being constructed on the island. The undertaking timeline is predicted to be carried out from 2024 to 2026.