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$150K Hall For Tavua

The people of Tavua will now have their own multipurpose hall and gymnasium. This is after the Ministry of Local Government, Housing and Environment providing funding of $150,000 for the
05 Jun 2015 09:02
$150K Hall For Tavua
A representative of the Tui Tavua’s household, Ratu Salesi Baleimacuata, during the ground-breaking ceremony in Tavua on Tuesday. Photo: Salote Qalubau

The people of Tavua will now have their own multipurpose hall and gymnasium.

This is after the Ministry of Local Government, Housing and Environment providing funding of $150,000 for the project.

Deputy secretary for Local Government, Housing and Environment Josese Rakuta officiated at the event at Garvey Park on Tuesday.  He said the hall would host meetings, social events, concerts and would also serve as a training facility for rugby, soccer, and netball.

“The provision of the $150,000 was from the Ministry of Local Government, Housing and Environment challenge fund,” Mr Rakuta said.

“The initial building period is for three months and is expected to be completed by August this year.”

Meanwhile, representative  of the Tui Tavua family, Ratu Salesi Baleimacuata, thanked the Government for the assistance.

“I understand that Government has been assisting Tavua Town Council financially; this has been shown in the newly-constructed multi-purpose court of $98,000 as well as the compactor garbage truck of $165,000, which was handed over to the town council in January this year,” he said.

Ratu Salesi said the multi-purpose gym and hall would be built by the Countrywide Construction and Electrical Works Company and the monitoring be done by the Tavua Town Council.

“The gym will be of great assistance to those who want to keep fit. You don’t have to go far to host functions because the hall will serve all these purposes.”

Feedback:  saloteq@fijisun.com.fj

 



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