Mountains of hydro trouble

By Samisoni Pareti

Mountain tribes in Fiji are thwarting plans by the country’s power monopoly to build a multi-million hydro power plant.

The people of Nubu and Cawanisa say Energy Fiji Limited (EFL) only has itself to blame for the derailment of its hydro project because of the pitiful rental it has paid them in the past.

On hold is the Qaliwana Hydro Scheme, which EFL has earmarked as its fifth hydro power plant, in the centre of Viti Levu, Fiji’s main island.

Qaliwana is located in the . . .

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