MEMBERS of the public are showing interest in renting flats at the Public Rental Board's Raiwai estate currently under construction.
PRB general manager Mesake Senibulu confirmed they had received 86 applications from prospective tenants.
"There are 208 flats in Raiwai. So far, 86 prospective tenants have applied out of which there are about 40 that have continuously enquired for the latest updates when flats will be opened," Mr Senibulu said.
He said the board would first decide on the quantum of rentals before they started marketing the flats.
"We will be taking a board paper to the directors for a decision to be made on the quantum of rentals for one bedroom and two-bedroom flats.
"The site is strategically positioned to rake in much interest."
Work on the flats resumed last week but Mr Senibulu could not confirm when the project would be completed. He said they hoped it would finish by August 2014.
"Once the work is picking up momentum and we know the schedules of work by the China Railway First Group, we will be able to know exactly when we should be completing the project, given the fact that all the structures are up already.
"So for us, from next month onwards, our marketing of flats needs to be taken seriously so that there is not much of a downtime after flats are completed."