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Heritage site to open

Torika Tokalau
Thursday, May 01, 2014

THE 1.3 hectare Laucala Beach heritage site located at Tagimoucia Place on Sekoula Rd should be open to the public in 13 months.

Co-founder of the Laucala Beach Sustainability Society and project co-ordinator Apisalome Movono said this was the target following three years of rehabilitation by the National Trust of Fiji, National Museum, QVS Old Boys 2004 and USP's tourism and hospitality students association.

"The site is unique as it is located in the peri-urban area of Laucala Beach Estate and is the last remaining ring ditch fortification site of its kind in the Suva-Nausori corridor," Mr Movono said.

He said visitations and special tours to the site could also be arranged at any time before its official opening to the public.

"The primary purpose of this project is to assist current efforts of the National Trust of Fiji, National Museum and the Laucala Beach Sustainability Society in implementing and managing a community-based tourism management model which ensures the cultural and natural heritage of Fiji and the Laucala Beach ring ditch fortification site is protected and managed for the long-term.

"Moreover, this project is intended to provide guidance and valuable lessons which may be learnt, adapted and implemented in other dormant heritage sites in other parts of the country and region."

Mr Movono said proposed funding from donors funding was welcomed to allow partners to make long-term commitments to the project.

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