Government of the Republic of Fiji
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
A Better Fiji through Excellence in Foreign Service
Tokyo, Japan, 22 June 2011: On 22 June 2011, His Excellency also visited the Inter Action Corporation Ltd, headquarters in Yokohama to view solar home systems that were designed specifically for the Fiji and other markets in Pacific Island countries. He was received by Mr Hideo Kiji, President and CEO of Inter Action Corporation Ltd and his senior management staff. In welcoming the President all the staff members of the company were upstanding while waving miniature Fiji Flags.
Inter Action Corporation had designed a solar home system component that was developed for the rural communities in Fiji. It consisted of a compact unit which was user friendly and which included a computer console that would assist students in rural Fiji considerably. The capacity of the SHS unit is flexible enough to cater for additional capacity based on the user's requirement. The component is user friendly and is ideal for family units located outside the national energy grid, especially those in island communities and those living in settlements in remote areas of Fiji. The solar panels used are portable and not fixed, thus enabling it to stowed away during cyclones to avoid damage and brought again for use after.
The company developed the SHS after several visits to Fiji and during those meetings consulted with relevant government departments and ministries and from national data on rural and outer island community energy source, usage and costs.
The President noted that the specially designed component/unit that can provide power for lighting, computer usage, and other home appliances will allow rural dwellers improve their livelihoods in several ways. His Excellency also noted that it will improve the education and health infrastructures in rural areas.
Inter Action Corporation will be using Fiji as its hub for expansion to other the Pacific Island countries.
(Photo caption: His Excellency being briefed by Mr Hideo Kiji, President & CEO of Inter Action Corporation Ltd)
His Excellency is shown the SHS unit developed for Fiji
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