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Project to start soon

Luke Rawalai
Friday, May 16, 2014

FORTY six Chinese nationals are expected in the country early next month for the construction of the Somosomo Hydro Project on Taveuni.

Hunan Constructions Group Corporation representative David Zhang said those would include engineers and other specialists who would work at the hydro site in Vione.

Mr Zhang said at the moment, the company was into the final stages of camp site preparation in Somosomo.

"We are expecting our workers to drop in as soon as the camp site construction is over," he said.

"They are expected in the country early next month but at the time being, we are using locals and six of them are currently working with us to for the camp site construction.

"At the same time, our equipment continues to arrive from China and Suva two times a month and we are expecting more to come, including machineries."

Mr Zhang said the company would be contracting many locals when the hydro project begins.

Meanwhile, Acting Commissioner Northern Alipate Bolalevu said the hydro project workers from China would arrive early next month.

Mr Bolalevu said the construction of the camp site was expected to be completed soon. He had earlier told this newspaper that apart from the project, a dam was expected to be constructed at the project site.

The joint project by the Fiji and Chinese governments, which has been estimated at $15million, will take about 16 months to complete.

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