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SCC Signs Pact With Guangdong

A friendship garden and landmark building will also be constructed at the foreshore ground funded by the Guangdong province of China.   The Suva Civic Auditorium and lower hall will
11 Mar 2017 12:17
SCC Signs Pact With Guangdong
Special Administrator Suva Chandu Umaria and Foreign Affairs office Quangzon Province Director General Chen Quiyan are directered by office workers for the signing of an MOU to cater for numerous projects to be carried out in the city yesterday.Looking on are Minister For Infrastructure Parveen Bala and Peoples Republic of China Ambassaddor Zhang Ping.Photo:Jone Luvenitoga

A friendship garden and landmark building will also be constructed at the foreshore ground funded by the Guangdong province of China.

 

The Suva Civic Auditorium and lower hall will undergo renovations next month.

A friendship garden and landmark building will also be constructed at the foreshore ground.

The work on the city structure was made possible after a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was yesterday signed between the Suva City Council (SCC) and Guangdong province in China.

Both projects will be funded by the Guangdong province in China.

Minister for Local Government, Housing, Transport and Environment Parveen Bala said: “Today marks another historic moment as we continue to build on our friendship with Guangdong province in China.

“The history of the sister city relationship between SCC and Guangdong province goes back to the on-going discussion between the two parties from 2010 and the signing of the first MOU was done on December 17, 2010.

“That MOU was to carry, promote principles of equality and mutual benefit exchange and co-operation in the two areas.”

Mr Bala said the second MOU between SCC and Guangdong province was signed on June 1, 2015, for the purpose of expanding upon the friendship between the two countries and further developing their exchanges and co-operation between the two municipalities.

“The on-going visitation and exchange programme for the Pacific young leaders has helped strengthening the friendship co-operation and trust between Fiji and China,” he said.

“I would like to thank the government of People’s Republic of China for all the assistances given to Fiji in development of infrastructure.

“The Suva Civic auditorium renovation has been over due and the renovation programme includes the upgrading of interior outlook, placing new seats and sound system and improved gallery area.”

Mr Bala said friendship parks shall have different varieties of flower gardens and landmark building would be used for vocational training, cultural display, tourism promotion and other activities.

Chinese Ambassador to Fiji, Zhang Ping said the two projects would further strengthen the relationships between Fiji and China.

“I know the two projects will bring tremendous benefit to the people of Suva,” he said.

“The civic centre auditorium after its renovation will provide a very modern facility for more cultural exchanges and also attract more visitors from the countries in the world.”

Mr Ping said the friendship garden would also provide a place for more cultural and people-to-people exchanges between China and Fiji.

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

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