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Engineers Always Ready To Serve Society

Working on projects that benefit the community and society are assignments Republic of Fiji Military Forces Engineering Corps personnel always look forward to. These include construction of school facilities such
14 Oct 2018 15:41
Engineers Always Ready To Serve Society
RFMF engineers Spr. Anasa Nasedra with fellow personnel while constructing teacher’s quarters at Namalata District School on Tailevu on October 12, 2018. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

Working on projects that benefit the community and society are assignments Republic of Fiji Military Forces Engineering Corps personnel always look forward to.

These include construction of school facilities such as classrooms and teachers’ quarters around the country.

Namalata District School and Tailevu North College are the next two schools lined up to have new teachers’ quarters.

Two have been completed and two are still under construction.

RFMF Engineering Corps operations officer Major Sanaila Vutikalulu said all facilities for these two schools would be ready at the beginning of next school year in January, 2019.

“Taking on board such projects is always a proud and memorable moment for the RFMF and the RFMF Engineers.

“Especially, undertaking these kinds of projects knowing that we are giving back to our communities and making life better for future generations.

“These are major projects for the Government and listed as a priority,” Major Vutikalulu said.

For now the engineers are constructing four new teachers’ quarters for Namalata District School along with five new quarters for Tailevu North College.

The project started in mid-July, 2018 and they expect construction to be completed before the beginning of next school term in January, 2019.

There are 30 personnel from the RFMF Engineering team working on the project in Tailevu with 15 based at the Namalata District School and 15 based at the Tailevu North College.

Each house cost about $90,000.

“The actual cost of the houses depend on plans provided by the Ministry of Economy’s construction implementation unit,” Major Vutikalulu said.

“The project was assigned to the RFMF by the Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama after his visits to rural communities and schools in Tailevu earlier this year.

“Members of the community, the school management and teachers had raised their concerns to the Prime Minister on the lack of proper accommodation for teachers at these schools.

“They had also highlighted to the Prime Minister that the existing accommodations were not on a good state.”

Edited by Percy Kean

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