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Residents of Waidamudamu Settlement, guests and officials with Minister for Local Government, Housing, Environment, Infrastructure and Transport Parveen Kumar Bala during the groundbreaking ceremony on June 24, 2017. Photo: DEPTFO News
June 25
16:46 2017

About 1330 people will soon get access to fully serviced housing lots thanks to Government’s $5million input towards an informal settlement project.

The Minister for Local Government, Housing, Environment, Infrastructure and Transport. Parveen Bala yesterday officiated at the groundbreaking ceremony for Waidamudamu Informal Settlement Upgrading Project in Nausori.

Mr Bala said the upgrading project is a milestone achievement for the people of Waidamudamu settlement as the 266 residents will have access to better roads, electricity and water.

“After many meetings and discussions with the Waidamudamu Development Committee, today we see the commencement of upgrading works undertaken by the contractor – Multi Work Civil Engineering which will see the construction of 266 residential lots with 99 years of lease,” Minister Bala said.

He added that upon the completion of the upgrading work, a total of 1330 people will have access to fully serviced housing lots and the necessary amenities.

Minister Bala said this demonstrates the Government’s genuine care and commitment in ensuring informal settlements have access to affordable housing and sanitation.

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