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$4.4m Road Project For USP

A $4.4million project is expected to improve security and ensure the safety and protection of staff and students at the University of the South Pacific. The project involves building a
23 Jun 2018 13:07
$4.4m Road Project For USP
The University of the South Pacific Pro Chancellor and Chair of the Council Winston Thompson (left), with Professor Rajesh Chandra, the Vice-Chancellor and President break ground during the ceremony for the new entrance road project site off Queen Elizabeth Drive, Suva, on June 22, 2018. Photo: Sheenam ChandraThe University of the South Pacific Pro Chancellor and Chair of the Council Winston Thompson (left), with Professor Rajesh Chandra, the Vice-Chancellor and President break ground during the ceremony for the new entrance road project site off Queen Elizabeth Drive, Suva, on June 22, 2018. Photo: Sheenam Chandra

A $4.4million project is expected to improve security and ensure the safety and protection of staff and students at the University of the South Pacific.

The project involves building a paved road that links Queen Elizabeth Drive and the USP’s Faculty of Business and Economics post graduate lecture theatre car park.

USP President and Vice Chancellor Professor Rajesh Chandra officiated at the ground-breaking ceremony for the new road.

He said the entry road and gate would ensure staff and students were protected from the traffic, which is likely to grow further.

“We have been worried for a long time about the risks to our students with all that traffic.

Furthermore, Professor Chandra said, USP planned to provide more carparks and lighting. There will be a bus shelter made for the students and staff.

‘Excellence is cost effective, but excellence is done at a price,” said Prof. Chandra.

“We are relatively confident that while we focus on this project, we do not forget our regional campuses.”

The project is expected to finish in 10 months, said Dr Giulio Paunga, the Vice President of Regional Campuses, Estates and Infrastructure.

The project construction will be done by China Railway First Group.

Edited by Epineri Vula

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