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Plans for new look hostels

Mere Naleba
Friday, February 14, 2014

AFTER the successful completion of converting shipping containers into classrooms, Hope Fiji Construction managing director Wade Evans is looking at architectural plans to build hostels out of similar containers.

Mr Evans' construction company was selected by Newtown-based school Basden College to transform six shipping containers into classrooms to house the school's first ever Year 13 level and home economics class and a storage room.

"I have been discussing the options of converting containers into hostels or dorms for some of the schools here in Suva," Mr Evans said.

"We are working closely with these prominent schools in Suva.

"Straight after the completion of work here at Basden College, we will be working with other interested schools to build container classrooms for them."

Mr Evans said once work on the storage room and home economics room at Basden College was complete, he would visit schools which had shown interest in the "green construction concept".

School principal Mika Mudreilagisaid they were seriously looking at the possibility of purchasing maybe another two shipping containers to convert into a gym.

He said Australian-based charity God Servant Leaders gave gym equipment and also home economics material like stoves, microwave ovens and washing machines.





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