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Big Ship For Rotuma

Good news finally for Rotuma islanders. Government has promised a bigger and faster ship to service the island starting this year to help improve livelihood and provide better and faster
14 May 2015 08:13
Big Ship For Rotuma
Assistant Minister for Agriculture, Rural Development and National Disaster Management, Joeli Cawaki (right), with Government delegates at Ahau, Rotuma, yesterday.

Good news finally for Rotuma islanders. Government has promised a bigger and faster ship to service the island starting this year to help improve livelihood and provide better and faster transportation of people and produce to Viti Levu.

The ship will be an addition to government ships servicing the island – MV Sigavou and MV Vunilagi. The good news was revealed yesterday by the Assistant Minister for Agriculture, Rural Development and National Disaster Management, Joeli Cawaki during the Rotuma Day celebration at Ahau Government Station.

He said the new ships acquired by the Government Shipping Services to service Rotuma was a cornerstone of plans to get produce destined to the  Fijian mainland and markets faster.

“These new ships are not only providing a better travel experience for passengers, but also have freezers to keep produce in good condition,” Mr Cawaki said.

He said the ships had the ability to ferry more supplies like building materials and equipment to Rotuma which could help islanders build new, strong and better homes.

“Therefore they are playing a vital role in our overall plan to improve infrastructure on islands like Rotuma,” Mr Cawaki said.

He is on the island with a government delegation led by the Commissioner Eastern Luke Moroivalu. The delegation is conducting roadshows on the island.

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