A government project in Kiribati to combat the effects of climate change, KAPIII, has successfully solved a shortage of fresh water on the island of Banaba, reports Radio Kiribati.
The people on Banaba will now have uninterrupted supply of fresh water with the water tank for the island that can hold nearly one million litres of water.
The project, Rainwater Harvesting, aimed at solving the problem of fresh water shortage on Banaba was jointly carried by the ministry of Public Works, King Holdings and the people of Banaba and was completed in June this year.
The project saw the laying of new water pipes, a rainwater catchment for the water desalination plant on the island and renovation work to the iron roof of some government houses on Banaba.
The manager of KAPIII Kautuna Kaitara said not long after the completion of the project in June, the island experienced many rainy days that filled up the water tanks which can hold 950 thousand liters of water…