THE repair of government quarters at Queen Victoria School will cost more than $200,000.
The QVS quarters and quarters at Sigatoka District School have been earmarked as the first renovations the government will carry out this month.
The QVS quarters repairs will cost $202,999.25 while the Sigatoka quarters will be done at a cost of $162,594.00.
"The funding for the quarters renovation will be sourced from the PSC Trading and Manufacturing Account which has received an estimated $250,000 in monthly rental receipts," said Public Service Commission permanent secretary Parmesh Chand.
According to a government statement, both sites were inspected last month and renovation works have begun.
Mr Chand said upon completion of the work carried out by contractors, the onus would be on the users of the quarters to ensure they maintained them well.
He said public servants enjoying government housing needed to take good care of their quarters, not only for the comfort of themselves and their families but also future occupants.
Effective from January, institutional and pool quarters, with the exception of the police, the military and the Prisons and Corrections Service, have been amalgamated and are now known as Government Quarters.
As part of the reforms undertaken by the government, the main purpose of the integration of quarters is to ensure that one body, in this instance the PSC, is responsible for the provision of budget and undertaking of repairs, maintenance and management of the quarters nationwide.