Chuuk State to unite with JICA and Ichigo Holdings CO., LTD for “Resilient Water Station” utilizing natural energy
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- Published: Saturday, 18 February 2017 16:29
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Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
The implementation of the “Resilient Water Station” Utilizing Natural Energy is finally underway for the Chuuk State Government in partnership with Ichigo Holdings CO., LTD and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). The Ichigo Holdings Team was dispatched to Chuuk from January 7th to 13th, 2017 for the purpose of installing the water purification system on the island of Weno, Chuuk. This type of mobile water treatment system will aim to provide stable and sustainable safe drinking water supply for daily usage and under emergency situations.
Honorable Marius J. Akapito, Lt. Governor of Chuuk later accompanied the Team to the project site to witness the first series of installation of water purification systems, all of which are Ichigo Holdings product from AQUANEXT (Seawater-type: Model SW-NE5 & SW-NE1, Blackish-Type: Model BW-GS5 & BW-GE5, and Manual-Type: Model BW-HP) for Chuuk State. Lt. Governor Akapito drank the first sample of the purified water on the first day to confirm the quality of the water and its safety for the people of Chuuk’s daily use.
These water purification systems will continue to run during normal times to ensure that the systems are operable during emergency situations. The target areas and beneficiaries are Weno Island and certain surrounding islands in Chuuk.