In big demand
Military plans to recruit more
engineers to meet requests
By LOSALINI RASOQOSOQO
Reporting from Kadavu
Recruitment of another battalion of engineers is being eyed by the Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) because of the demand for their help.
This was revealed by Military Commander and Prime Minister, Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama, at Tavuki, Kadavu, on Wednesday.
Public requests and the increased demand for projects from around the country have seen the RFMF’s engineers fully engaged.
The demand for Fiji’s military engineers also comes from overseas.
“We are prioritising the work carried out such as the constructions of schools, nursing quarters and teachers quarters,” Commodore Bainimarama said.
“We are looking at bringing in another battalion to join our engineering department to cater for the increase in demand.
“Our engineers are always engaged and once free, they will be able to attend to other projects depending on how important it is,” he said.
Meanwhile, the RFMF engineers were again given a list of other projects on Wednesday that are to be carried out on Kadavu.
These include the construction of two new boarding facilities for Tavuki District School and a seawall at Tavuki Village.
The engineers had worked in Tavuki previously after the village was threatened by flood-ing because of the rising sea level.
Yesterday the Prime Minister opened another project at the Vatuwaqa Primary School which involved his office and the engineers.
He said he was proud that the engineers from the RFMF had done so much work to provide children and teachers the buildings and other things around them.
Military engineers are also currently working on other schools around the country.