RNZ, 23rd October 2018

Kiribati's Minister for Finance and Economic Development, Teuea Toatu, says the Green Climate Fund is providing $US28 million dollars for the country's biggest ever water project.

Dr Toatu told Radio Kiribati this project will be the beginning of a process to transform the islands and help the people build resilience to the impacts of climate change.

It comes at a time when the main South Tarawa water source, the Bonriki groundwater lens, is already significantly under stress which will worsen with the impacts of climate change.

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