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Landowners Grant Consent For Construction Of Jetty At Tovulailai Village

Nairai Island district representative, Malanivosa Colati, said work had started, but landowners stopped it because they wanted compensation.
20 Jan 2020 13:16
Landowners Grant Consent For Construction Of Jetty At Tovulailai Village
Natauloa seashore in Nairai, Lomaiviti. Photo: Partners in Community Development facebook page

Work on a new jetty at Tovulailai Village on Nairai in the Lomaiviti Group can now begin after landowners gave their consent.

Nairai Island district representative, Malanivosa Colati, said work had started, but landowners stopped it because they wanted compensation.

Mr Colati said workers were then moved to Gau Island to begin minor operations on the jetty at Qarani.

The Qarani Jetty in Gau that was opened in 2016.

The Qarani Jetty in Gau that was opened in 2016.

“I have been meeting with Nairai landowners and managed to finally convince them,” he said.

“I told them to give their consent and talk about compensation later because it would finally come to them.”

Mr Colati told them Fiji was now led by a caring Government that prioritised the welfare of landowners, who gave their land for developments that benefitted the people and the nation.

The jetty, he said, would improve services and ease the transport needs of villagers from the island to other parts of the country.

“It would enhance and generate economic activities on the island,” Mr Colati said.

“I had told Government that the landowners had given their consent.

“Now they are hopeful that the construction of their new jetty will begin soon.”

Mr Colati thanked the landowners for their consent.

Edited by Percy Kean

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