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Fijian Heritage Considered In Urban Planning

Cultural and heritage elements are vital considerations in potential areas for planning and expansion. Singapore’s, Marrow Architects and Planners Property Limited chairman Thai-Ker Liu made the remark during the dinner
20 Jul 2018 10:01
Fijian Heritage Considered In Urban Planning

Cultural and heritage elements are vital considerations in potential areas for planning and expansion.

Singapore’s, Marrow Architects and Planners Property Limited chairman Thai-Ker Liu made the remark during the dinner hosted by the Ministry for Local Government at Tiko’s Restaurant in Suva on Wednesday.

Mr Liu and his team are in Fiji for a scoping mission for future urban planning collaboration.

Mr Liu said the short visit provided insight regarding aspects of Fijian life.

“We projected the planning for the year 2070 to cover a sustainable period to translate planning into reality.”

Mr Liu was Chief Architect and City Planner of Singapore. He is widely regarded as the planning guru under whose vision the cityscape of modern Singapore came into being.

Mr Liu thanked the Fijian Government for having the confidence to go ahead with the proposed project in the interests of national development despite impending elections.

Minister for Local Government Parveen Bala was pleased with the outcome of the exercise.

The Singapore team met with Lautoka and Nadi Town Councils and explored potential areas for planning and expansion.

The team then moved to Suva and met with Councils from Suva, Lami, Nasinu and Nausori.

“As part of the scoping exercise, the Council along with Housing Authority and National Fire Authority, made preliminary presentations on projects that impacted on current urban planning and projections.”

Mr Bala said he was confident that pending agreement on the proposal by the Singapore group, all the stakeholders would come together and work towards providing a comprehensive urban planning programme for Fiji.

Edited by Rosi Doviverata

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