THE government is implementing several rural reforms to ensure future generations are not be deprived of basic essential services.
A statement said Housing Authority chairman Colonel Mosese Tikoitoga shared this with the Navuani clan in Navave Village during informal talks on establishing a new town in Nabouwalu.
Over the years past governments have attempted to establish a town in what is considered the gateway to the north and talks are progressing toward this end.
Mr Tikoitoga emphasised the need for landowners to look at development in the long-term before approving any development on their land.
"We want to make sure that before we build, we want to see how long that will last and how this will affect any future developments," Col. Tikoitoga explained.
The Tui Vuya, Ratu Amenatave Rabona, speaking on behalf of villagers of Navuani, commended the work undertaken by the government to improve their lives adding he was looking forward to seeing this development.
"From our end, we are all ready to see this go through so it's now a matter of going through the various processes to get this started," he said.
Col. Tikoitoga is heading a team to Labasa to look at developments being implemented by the authority which includes establishing the township of Nabouwalu.