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Parliamentary Briefs

Calendar passed After much debate the new calendar for the parliamentary year starting in September this year to August 2016 has been reduced. The total number of weeks Parliament will
09 Jul 2015 09:59
Parliamentary Briefs

Calendar passed

After much debate the new calendar for the parliamentary year starting in September this year to August 2016 has been reduced.

The total number of weeks Parliament will be sitting during this period will be four weeks, with longer sessions during the day.

Leader of Government Business in Parliament, Inia Seruiratu said this would maximise the use of the time for parliamentarians and also help committees to spend more time deliberating on issues brought before them. The Opposition had wanted seven weeks, to scrutinse bills in details.

 

Infrastructure update

The Fiji Roads Authority plans to start re-building the Stinson Parade Bridge and the Vatuwaqa Bridge in Suva next year.

Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Roads Parveen Kumar said the Chinese Government would be funding the projects.

According to Mr Kumar, the concept design was ready. He assured Parliament that they were not delayed and every aspect of the project was under control.

He said tenders would be issued at the end of 2015 with both bridges to re-open in 2017.Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama will open the Rakiraki bridge later this year.

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