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Clopcott To Get Titles, Water, Says Bala

Clopcott  To Get Titles, Water,  Says Bala
March 19
11:09 2017

Clopcott settlement in Ba, with 157 households, will soon receive titles for the land they were presently occupying.

More good news was delivered to the community yesterday by the Minister for Local Government, Housing, Environment, Infrastructure and Transport, Parveen Bala.

The Water Authority of Fiji will begin work in April for 22 households that still do not have piped water to get connected to the Government line.

Road contractors Higgins has also been working on providing a proper road to the settlement to make it easier for residents to use and for a better bus service to the area.

Chairman of Clopcott subdivision, Mukesh Chand said the residents were indebted to Government for the work done in getting their titles sorted out.

“Initially the titles for our leases were to have been ready in five years after a meeting held in 2014, but we are now going to receive that in three years,” Mr Chand said.

“Everyone in the community is extremely happy that the final survey has been done and the process to receive our titles will soon be completed.”

Ba Town Council is the development lease holders for the settlement, which is situated at the back of the new Ba Hospital.

Mr Chand said the remaining houses that did not have water were on a higher level and because of the low pressure, nothing could be done.

Mr Bala said the Water Authority of Fiji would begin its works in April.

“My meeting here today was through a call from the residents at Clopcott and I am happy that things are almost in place,” Mr Bala said.

He said all necessary documents had been lodged with the iTaukei Land Trust Board and the titles would be ready soon.

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