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Fiji: Rice irrigation



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D E P A R T M E N T O F FOREIGN A F F A IR S

^M/3^ l8th January, 1971*

FIJI : RICE IRRIGATION - '

The Acting Minister for Foreign Affairs, The Honourable '

R.It/.C. Swart*., M.P.,. announced, today:- '

"Australia will supply equipment to the value of

3131)300 to the Government of Fiji for utilisation in the

, REWA/Navua Rice Scheme ,underthe:-: South Pacific : Aid .

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’ . ' ■ The equipment which will' be supplied during 1971)

includes two dragline excavators and several irrigation .

pumps= . . . . . .

In addition, well head gear to the value of

326,500 will be supplied to the Fiji Government under the'

South Pacific Aid Programme for the development of piped supplies

of borehole water to agricultural communities in the Western

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