The Republic of Fiji has been awarded a grant of 1.5 million US Dollars to advance its goal of renewable power generation by 2030.
The grant was awarded today by the United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), an independent federal government agency that creates jobs through the export of US goods and services.
For a country whose primary market economy is based on tourism and agriculture, the grant will assist Fiji in meeting its goal of 100 percent rural electrification.
The grant, which was received by Fiji’s Ministry of Finance, will significantly advance the feasibility study of the country in achieving its power generation goals by 2030.
The US Ambassador to Fiji, Marie Damour, stated that the grant is a step in the right direction for the Fiji government to provide affordable energy for its citizens.
Ambassador Damour hinted that with the various support from the US, private, and public sector partners, Fiji will develop enviable market opportunities for investors.
She maintained that the grant will also help to support affordable energy access for rural communities in Fiji.