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Expect More Developments ‘Post Election’

Expect More  Developments ‘Post Election’
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama, second from left, and Minister for Lands and Mineral Resources Faiyaz Koya, second from right, being briefed by Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Lands and Mineral Resources Malakai Finau on the upgraded Fiji Geodetic Datum at Vatunibale, Labasa, on October 9, 2018. At far left is China's Ambassador to Fiji, Qian Bo. Photo: Deptfo News
October 10
12:44 2018

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has told Fijians to expect more development when his Government is re-elected after the November 14 General Election.

This, he says, will add to significant developments already implemented by his Government in the past nine years.

He made the comments during his tour of the Northern Division this week.

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama said the Northern Division had not been left out and people there had witnessed progress in front of their eyes.

Mr Bainimarama said for the past nine years, he had been opening new development projects at a rate that no Government before had ever achieved.

“We officially open two upgraded facilities here in Vatunibale, the upgraded Fiji Geodetic Datum and the newly renovated Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji (MSAF) Labasa Office,” Mr Bainimarama said.

“New water taps, new electrification projects, new roads, and new bridges, ports and jetties, we’ve expanded access to critical services, bringing better quality healthcare and expanding the reach of essential Government services as well.

“Just last month we commissioned a massive new submarine cable project that will bring high speed telecommunications across your entire Division, and I’ve opened new and upgraded school facilities, built to a higher cyclone-resilient standard, as I did just this morning at Vuya District School,” he said.

Mr Bainimarama said the Fijian economy today was the biggest and best it had ever been, with nine straight years of growth, and positive projections ahead if they maintained their present course under his leadership.

“And that is why we’re able to deliver so much new development across the country, and deliver on the great promises we’ve made to the Fijian people,” he said.

He said Fijians were expected to benefit more from Government projects.

“The new upgrades to the Geodetic Datum have brought this facility up to full international standards and will help supply my Government with more accurate information for surveying, navigation, urban planning, the establishment of maritime boundaries, and the monitoring of sea level rise,” Mr Bainimarama said.

“This is something of critical importance for us in our national development planning which now carries a heavy climate adaptation focus.

“And this newly-renovated Maritime Safety Authority Office is now up to the standards your staff deserves, with adequate space to accommodate the customers you are here to serve.

“I know you’ll take full advantage and Fijians who rely on this office will enjoy a higher level of service from this office moving forward.”

Edited by Epineri Vula


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