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Eden Pleased With North Growth

Development projects are quickly taking place in Labasa and Savusavu towns, says the Assistant Minister for Local Government, Housing and Environment, Lorna Eden. Mrs Eden toured the Labasa Town Council
27 May 2015 09:28
Eden Pleased With North Growth
Assistant Minister for Local Government, Housing and Environment, Lorna Eden, (third from left), Labasa/ Savusavu special administrator Vijay Chand (fourth from left), council chief executive officer Jiten Prasad, Savusavu town council chief executive officer Dhamendra Lal with council workers at the council’s Namara Landfill in Labasa yesterday. Photo: Maraia Vula

Development projects are quickly taking place in Labasa and Savusavu towns, says the Assistant Minister for Local Government, Housing and Environment, Lorna Eden.

Mrs Eden toured the Labasa Town Council project sites yesterday with the Labasa/ Savusavu special administrator, Vijay Chand, council chief executive officer Jiten Prasad and Savusavu town council chief executive officer Dhamendra Lal.

She toured the Savusavu Town Council project sites on Monday with the council entourage. Mrs Eden is from Savusavu, where she operated the Hot Springs Hotel prior to her election win.

“From what I have seen Labasa is a very fast growing town and it’s bustling,” she said.

“There is new investments and developments that are on the horizon and I think this town has a long way to go and would grow very quickly. To name a few we have Damodar City coming in with a big complex and big theatres similar to the one in Viti Levu.

“There is also the Fiji National University campus, a very large campus that will be taking care of the whole of the northern division. As well as Dalip Chand and Son Limited which has got a project in the pipeline and the Macuata Provincial development.”

She added it was similar for Savusavu where there are a few projects being put together by local investors like Gulab Das, S. Dayaram, Tony Philip and Geoff Taylor from the Copra Shed marina.

She congratulated both councils for their efforts in maintaining the towns.

Meanwhile, there are plans to officially open the new double-storey Labasa Market.

“We are hoping that our Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama will be able to come, if not then the Acting Prime Minister and Attorney-General, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, later in the year,” Mrs Eden said.

“If they cannot come than I am sure our line minister Parveen Kumar will come along with myself,” she said.

Feedback:  maraia.vula@fijisun.com.fj

 

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