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$2m spent on projects

Maciu Malo
Friday, December 14, 2012

HEALTH, road and water developments were among major projects undertaken by the office of the Commissioner Western this year.

Commander Joeli Cawaki revealed that more than $2million was spent on the Public Sector Investment Programme (PSIP) for 2012.

This included the completion of the $700,000 Nasavu Health Centre and staff quarters which assisted seven Ra villages.

In the past villagers had to spend huge costs on transportation to seek services at Nanukuloa and Rakiraki health centres.

In a Divisional Development Board meeting held at the Sugar Cane Growers Council yesterday, Cdr Cawaki reiterated that the focus was to provide better services to the people of the west, especially to those living in remote areas.

Cdr Cawaki said more than $130,000 was used for the construction of roads and crossings.

"The people of Mare and Motokana villages in the highlands of Navosa are for the first time able to reach their villages by vehicle transport this year after the construction of the Mare and Motokana access roads," he said.

"Works on these two roads are yet to be fully completed because some of the funding assigned for the roadworks were used for rehabilitation after the two floods that hit the west early this year — $386,200 was used for the Motokana Rd and $200,000 was used for the construction of the Mare Rd.

"Another major achievement this year was the construction of the Navilawa Rd which cost us around $400,000," said Cdr Cawaki.