The Japanese government has helped to secure water supplies on Mitiaro by funding a major water upgrade project. They're donating NZ$115,000 for the construction of 10 concrete tanks, each of which will hold 20,000 litres of water. The tanks will be sited at schools, church halls, the hospital and community buildings. And they'll help the island to cope with periods of low rainfall and climate change.
The Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Japan Katsuhide Ariyoshi (left) and Mayor of Mitiaro Tuaine Ngametua after the signing of the Mitiaro water project agreement. CI News, 19022508