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Journey Begins: $1.7m Development Of Nabouwalu Into A Town

Government has invested $7.1million to develop Na­bouwalu into a town. Successful contractor Hussain’s Hire Plant of Labasa will carry out the project in the next 12 months. During the signing
21 Sep 2018 09:29
Journey Begins: $1.7m Development Of Nabouwalu Into A Town
Nabouwalu.

Government has invested $7.1million to develop Na­bouwalu into a town.

Successful contractor Hussain’s Hire Plant of Labasa will carry out the project in the next 12 months.

During the signing of the con­tract yesterday, Minister for Local Government, Housing, Infrastruc­ture and Transport Parveen Bala said the development of the new town was another milestone for Fiji.

He said it was something outside of the norm where towns and cit­ies had grown without proper planning and design.

Mr Bala said Nabouwalu will be a municipality in the not too distant future, having its own facilities, and prepared for its people with the inclusion of a well-serviced centre for trade offering lots of op­portunities.

Contractor Taiyub Hussein (sitting left), Permanent Secretary for Local Government, Housing and Environment Joshua Wycliffe (sitting middle) and Minister for Local Government, Housing, Infrastructure and Transport Parveen Bala (right) at the contract signing for Nabouwalu to be developed into a town. Photo: DEPTFO News

Contractor Taiyub Hussein (sitting left), Permanent Secretary for Local Government, Housing and Environment Joshua Wycliffe (sitting middle) and Minister for Local Government, Housing, Infrastructure and Transport Parveen Bala (right) at the contract signing for Nabouwalu to be developed into a town. Photo: DEPTFO News

“Getting Nabouwalu off the ground is not an easy task, let alone making of a town, a place where we can all say ‘our new town,” Mr Bala said.

“It is important, that we get the designs, the plans right, engineer­ing designs and even environment requirements met before the work starts.”

He acknowledged experts who had been part of the process add­ing that getting the right people to carry out works is equally impor­tant.

“Nabouwalu new town will pro­vide the benchmark for other new towns to come; it will be the model of new planned resilient urban centres or towns; a town that will be able to sustain itself or grow sustainably,” he said.

The development of Nabouwalu Town is Government’s investment in the Province of Bua in Vanua Levu and will see a small trading jetty with supporting facilities de­veloped to be a township.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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