Kuwait yet to approve TOR

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THE Kuwait government is yet to approve the terms of reference (TOR) for the feasibility study earmarked for the Savusavu Water and Wastewater Project, says the Water Authority of Fiji.

WAF, in response to questions sent from this newspaper, stated that the project, which was a greenfield project, would include the installation of a new wastewater reticulation and a treatment plant.

“The land value in areas with provision of wastewater services is also expected to increase in response to the improved amenity and this is expected to stimulate more efficient use of land throughout the urban area,” WAF stated.

“In the meantime, WAF is awaiting approvals from the Kuwait government for the terms of reference for a feasibility study for the ‘Savusavu Water and Wastewater Project’.

“The total cost of the project will be determined based on the findings of the feasibility study and detailed design works.”

WAF earlier stated that a grant of about $1.02 million had been provided by the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) in the 2019/2020 financial year for a consultant to prepare and undertake the feasibility study.

“The project is aimed at improving water and sewerage services to the township of Savusavu and potential development area adjacent to the town boundary which can be economically served from the regional water and wastewater schemes.”

WAF said the project comprised two phases which, firstly, was to review master plans and formulate plans to guide the development of water supply and sewerage services in the Savusavu area for the next 20 years.

“Phase two is to identify a priority investment project, complete a feasibility study and preliminary design and prepare a project,” WAF said.

“A site for the new wastewater treatment plant is being secured at Nukubalavu.

However, this will be further confirmed based on the findings of the feasibility study.

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