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Engineers Start Work On Teachers’ Quarters

  The Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) engineers have started work on building five new teachers’ quarters at the Tailevu North College in Korovou, Tailevu North. Construction team foreman
13 Jul 2018 10:00
Engineers Start Work On Teachers’ Quarters
Some of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) engineers who are building the five teachers’ quarters for Tailevu North College in Korovou, on July 12, 2018. Photo: Simione Haravanua

 

The Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) engineers have started work on building five new teachers’ quarters at the Tailevu North College in Korovou, Tailevu North.

Construction team foreman Corporal Taniela Tuinivono yesterday said the plan was to build one building in 70 days.

“We plan our work around that,” he said.

For the first building Corporal Tuinivono said they were supposed to have put the roof on, but they had no materials for the roof truss.

“A timber roof truss is a structural framework of timbers designed to bridge the space above a room and to provide support for a roof,” he said.

He said they had placed their orders with their headquarters and those responsible were working on it.

Warrant Officer Class 1 Penaia Balawa, who is responsible for chasing orders, said he had identified the area that was slowing down the orders.

He said the Commanding Officer (CO) Engineers, Lieutenant Colonel Semi Mocelutu helped purchasing officers on how to speed up their work on placing orders and the issuance of Local Purchase Orders (LPO).

The required building materials are expected to be delivered to the construction team soon.

While waiting for these materials, Corporal Tuinivono said the team had started work on the floor and walls.

He said the cost of one building was $40,000.

The five teacher’s quarters should be built well before the 350 days allocated to the engineers.

School principal John Atalifo said the quarters were financed by the school committee, but he would make recommendations for the allocation of the quarters to the teachers.

“It will be made on a needs basis,” Mr Atalifo said.

He said some of the teachers were travelling from Suva and Nausori daily because their families live there.

One of the teachers was travelling from Dawasamu every day and was always late, and he had asked for a house.

“I’ll recommend that he is given a quarters,” he said.

He thanked the RFMF engineers for the construction of the teachers’ quarters.

Edited by Epineri Vula

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