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Housing Authority Terminates Contractor For Waila City

Hosuing Authority is trying to get into some schemes where it could develop the city on its own.
14 Sep 2019 16:26
Housing Authority Terminates Contractor For Waila City
The location of the proposed Waila City.

Housing Authority of Fiji has terminated the origi­nal contractor for Waila City.

This was confirmed by the au­thority’s Manager Technical Ser­vices Iliesa Rakaseta.

TOP SYMPHONY (Fiji) Limited of Malaysia was awarded the con­tract when it was launched in 2011.

Mr Rakaseta said right now what the authority was trying to do was to get into some schemes where it could develop the city on its own.

“We want it done in-house and in the process we’ve got new people on board, we’ve got two architects and we progressively want to do the construction in phases,” he said.

Mr Rakaseta added that the origi­nal contractors had originally wanted to do the whole develop­ment on their own for over seven years.

Because of legal reasons he could not comment any further on the termination of contract.

Anticipation

The multi-million dollar develop­ment project was expected to yield approximately 5000 housing units that would cater for all categories of home buyers including low, middle and high-income earners.

It was said to be the biggest hous­ing project to be undertaken in Fiji, which was spread over 700 acres of freehold land.

TOP SYMPHONY (Fiji) Limited of Malaysia was awarded the de­velopment contract for Waila City, a project initiated by the Housing Authority through the Fijian Gov­ernment, under a Private Partici­pation Partnership arrangement.

Mr Rakaseta said they were focus­ing on the current developments including the $35m contract in Da­vuilevu, $20m to $21m contract in Tavakubu, Lautoka, close to $10m contract in Tavua and Nepani that had just been completed.

Edited by Percy Kean

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