Electrification plan for Rotuma

People at the airport to witness the opening of the runway in Rotuma. Picture: SHAYAL DEVI

PLANS are afoot for a rural electrification project on Rotuma in this financial year. People on the island raised concerns about the absence of electricity at Itu’muta district during Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama’s trip on Monday.

Responding to queries, a government official confirmed they had received funding for the extension of the grid from Malhaha to Oinapa.

He said the funding was for the survey and also procurement of materials. Construction would commence from the next financial year, he added.

“The financial year starts from August to July so we are into the 2018/2019 financial year now and will end in July of next year,” he said.

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