Fiji Time: 11:47 PM on Saturday 29 July

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

$260m development allocation

Salaseini Moceiwai
Friday, April 04, 2014

THE government has allocated about $260million for development purposes in Macuata Province within the past four years.

This includes the upgrading of the Dreketi-Nabouwalu highway at a cost of about $228m.

The revelation was made by Agriculture, Maritime and Rural Development Minister Lieutenant Colonel Inia Seruiratu while officiating at the government roadshow in Nadogo yesterday.

"Some of the current developments within the province include the electricity grid extension from Seaqaqa to Dreketi which cost around $14million, the crossing in Nabiti, and Nasigasiga and the grid extension to Mouta Village in Nadogo," he said.

He said the Prime Minister recently opened a telecentre at Nadogo Central College for schoolchildren and the community at large.

"In addition, regular upgrading of rural roads by the Fiji Roads Authority will continue and this should help ease travel and the transportation of products to urban centres."

Lt-Col Seruiratu said some of the roadworks in progress included the Lagi-Nukusere road.

"The roadworks cost the government about $400,000.

"Also, work is in progress for the Nabunisoqosoqo road and this cost $100,000.

"Government has an obligation and is committed to continuing with its development programs both within the urban and the rural communities."

The roadshow featured the sale of food and products and services displayed by various government ministries and stakeholders.

The show ends today.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.63200.6130
JPY 56.598553.5985
GBP 0.38360.3756
EUR 0.43070.4187
NZD 0.67860.6456
AUD 0.63490.6099
USD 0.50480.4878

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 28th, July, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Baby found dead along Suva seashore
  2. Coke Zero Deans: St Johns earn a semi final spot
  3. Coke Zero Deans: Gutsy RKS ends Marist's dream
  4. Rabuka: No coalition
  5. 'Here to win'
  6. Girl, 12, gives birth
  7. Students converge in Suva for open day trip
  8. Man dies in morning road accident
  9. Adrift in the heart of the Capital City
  10. E-ticket rolls out on August 1

Top Stories this Week

  1. I am my brother's keeper Thursday (27 Jul)
  2. How the first Tui Cakau was named Monday (24 Jul)
  3. The killer caught Tuesday (25 Jul)
  4. 'The Providers' Tuesday (25 Jul)
  5. Police detain chief Sunday (23 Jul)
  6. Touched by Times' story, anonymous donor helps student Wednesday (26 Jul)
  7. Ravulo leaves his mark Thursday (27 Jul)
  8. Baby found dead along Suva seashore Saturday (29 Jul)
  9. $300m query Wednesday (26 Jul)
  10. 48% of students surveyed had sex before 14 Tuesday (25 Jul)