Fiji Time: 7:33 AM on Monday 30 March

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Land value to increase

Repeka Nasiko
Saturday, May 17, 2014

LAND value along the new Sigatoka Valley highway is expected to increase, says Commissioner Western Commander Joeli Cawaki.

"Yes, it will increase because once you start to introduce development into a particular area, people will move in to set up commercial businesses," he said.

"I think that is the result of developments like good roads, good water system and electricity supply will bring for any particular area."

He said while commercial activity would bring more value to land, security and safety of residents would also be an issue.

"There will be a cost to safety and security which is something that every governing body will always look to maintain.

"But the return of investments is great and that is why people need to look at making use of the land."

The newly tarsealed Sigatoka Valley road was commissioned last week by Prime Minister Rear Admiral (Ret) Voreqe Bainimarama.

The 15-kilometre stretch was funded by Exim Bank of China and cost a total of $45million.

Construction of the upgraded road was carried out by China Geshouba Group Company with the Fiji Roads Authority.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. 'Ruthless'
  2. Memorable moments
  3. Register early, NZ Immigration urges
  4. Shape up or ship out
  5. Fiji defeats England in HK 7s quarter-final
  6. PM walks 10km
  7. Fiji wins Hong Kong 7s
  8. One dead, four in hospital
  9. Plan to ban taxi parking in towns
  10. Three dead in Nadi accident

Top Stories this Week

  1. Rape on duty Wednesday (25 Mar)
  2. INQUIRY: Baby given wrong injection Friday (27 Mar)
  3. 'No' to adopted child Monday (23 Mar)
  4. All hope gone Monday (23 Mar)
  5. The man who was the champ Monday (23 Mar)
  6. HK 7s risk Thursday (26 Mar)
  7. Kepa clarifies position Tuesday (24 Mar)
  8. Fiji 7s inspires college in win Wednesday (25 Mar)
  9. Strong start Friday (27 Mar)
  10. Key to new home Thursday (26 Mar)