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Two More Towns For Vanua Levu

Developments are underway to create two more towns in the Northern Division into towns. The progress follows a two-year delay on the back of the COVID-19 pandemic and budget constraints. Minister for Commerce, Trade, Tourism and Transport made the comment after visiting Nabouwalu and Seaqaqa centers.
12 Mar 2022 14:00
Two More Towns For Vanua Levu
Minister for Commerce, Trade, Tourism and Transport, Faiyaz Koya, (left) during a tour of Savusavu

Developments are underway to create two more towns in the Northern Division into towns.

The progress follows a two-year delay on the back of the COVID-19 pandemic and budget constraints.

Minister for Commerce, Trade, Tourism and Transport   made the comment after visiting Nabouwalu and Seaqaqa centers.

 

Nabouwalu Township
Mr Koya said to project needed bulldozers on the ground.

“Some plans have been on hold for a little while, but we are working on getting the township underway as there have been fruitful and engaging discussions with the stakeholders,” he said.

“The development will be carried out in stages; the first will be near the wharf with a proper waiting area before travellers’  journey on in the three provinces.”

 

The work is expected to commence once proper documentation was completed.

There are also plans to set up a police station set up at Nabouwalu.

 

Trade
Nabouwalu is a thriving new base as it is a transit point for a lot of cargo.

It can become a transit point for a lot of things.

Mr Koya said the was a huge volume of people that travelled through in the area warranted the need for necessary infrastructure.

 

Seaqaqa Township
“We were on the ground to sort out the area that we have designated for the market and bus area,” Mr Koya said.

“Seaqaqa has got a huge population as there are a lot of farmers, traffic and a lot of people move around the area.

“But it does not have a proper township at the moment.

 

“We need to future-proof whatever plans we have.

“Right now it is not a formal structure, it is a lot of hard work but it is being done.”

 

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