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Public Consultations On Proposed Hotel Development

The public today will be given the opportunity to engage in the consultation forum for the proposed development of the hotel on Shirley Park in Lautoka city. The hotel being
18 Mar 2016 11:04
Public  Consultations On Proposed Hotel Development
Public consultations

The public today will be given the opportunity to engage in the consultation forum for the proposed development of the hotel on Shirley Park in Lautoka city.

The hotel being built by the P Meghji group is on the land leased from the Lautoka City Council which has to undergo environment impact assessment (EIA).

P Meghji Group Chief Executive Officer, Eremasi Matanatabu said they have engaged a consultant to undertake the environment assessment.

The Horizon Environmental Health Services, a registered Environmental Impact Assessment consulting company through the Department of Environment has been commissioned by Clouds Investment Limited, a subsidiary of P.Meghji Company Limited.

He said the main purpose for this exercise was for development awareness and also to get views, comments, questions, and any concern for the proposed development.

“The members of public are invited to be part of this process that to be done,” he said.

This proposed development which requires an Environmental Impact Assessment study to be conducted as a requirement under the Environment Management Act 2005 of the Fiji Islands as part of the approval process.

The Department of Environment has issued the Term of Reference and it requires public consultation to this effect.

The general public who reside in the greater proposed development area are invited to the consultation forum which will be conducted on at the Lautoka City Council Chambers from 2 – 4pm.

The MOU was signed by the two parties on the July, 29, 2013.

The parties for the proposed development include Lautoka City Council, and P. Meghji Company Limited.

Hotel P Meghi Company Limited has agreed to develop part of the Council’s civic land known as Shirley Park a Four (4) star hotel operation.

Records obtained from the Lautoka City Council surveyors records states that Shirley Park.The company plans to develop a seven storey 142 room, four-star hotel at an estimated cost of $30 Million.

The hotel once completed will be managed by an international operator.

 

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