PROJECTS set up in the Northern communities under the Vodafone Festival of the Friendly North have been of great value to the people.
The festival committee has built a children's park in Labasa Town, a fitness gym, a mortuary for the people of Wainikoro in Macuata and installed more rubbish bins in town.
This year the committee has come to the rescue of drivers along the Savusavu Labasa highway by planning a resthouse for drivers.
Committee president Mohammed Yasin said driving along the highway was not easy, particularly at night, with thick mist affecting drivers' vision.
Mr Yasin said with boats coming in from Viti Levu, sometimes at odd hours of the night drivers had to drive to Labasa.
"That is why we are building a resthouse at the water spring on the border of Cakaudrove and Macuata where drivers have easy access to fresh and cold water as well.
"We know what it's like to be travelling along that cold highway, especially at night, so helping the drivers with this resthouse will at least lighten their burden."
Mr Yasin said negotiations with landowners have started.
"As soon as we complete negotiating and get their approval, we will begin our work right away.
"The project of the resthouse is part of the festival committee community project.
"We have always given back to the community over the past years of having our festival and we will continue to do that."