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More ‘Affordable’ Homes For Fijians

Government continues to deliver its election promises to Fijians in the provision of better and affordable housing, especially to low and middle income earners. Yesterday civil construction works started at
21 Jan 2016 12:06
More ‘Affordable’ Homes For Fijians
From left: Minister for Local Government, Housing, Environment, Infrastructure and Transport, Parveen Kumar and his Assistant Minister Lorna Eden in Nepani, Nasinu, yesterday. Photo: Ministry of Local Government, Housing and Environment

Government continues to deliver its election promises to Fijians in the provision of better and affordable housing, especially to low and middle income earners.

Yesterday civil construction works started at the Nepani Residential Subdivision in Nasinu.

The subdivision, after construction, will have housing lots for more than 400 Fijian households.

The groundbreaking ceremony to start work was commissioned by the

He said the subdivision would cater for 427 families – 177 lots for those who wanted to build their own homes, and strata housing units for 250 families.

“It is expected that Nepani Phase 1 would be available by the end of 2016,” Mr Kumar said.

He said the project cost Housing Authority (HA), the developer, $6.37 million.

“Development such as this means more construction which means more jobs, which means better economy,” he said.

He said the Housing Authority leasehold housing stock now was 18,000 residential properties.

“The focus on housing support to all Fijian will increase towards the low and middle income segment of our people.

The FijiFirst Government housing grant facilitates the provision of adequate and affordable housing as fundamental human rights.

“Home ownerships empower people’s dignity, creating family stability, contribute to socio and economic equality, and create a sense of security and certainty for the young and our future,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Ministry, in collaboration with HA had completed an additional 1135 residential housing lots at Tacirua East Stage Two.

Mr Kumar said 270 residential lots at Wainibuku, Nasinu, was expected to be completed by August.

“This will increase current total residential housing lots to 1405. To support Housing Authority’s role of providing home ownership package, the FijiFirst Government has continued to provide a budget of $4.9 million,” he said.

 

Edited by Maikeli Seru
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