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Couple to build bridge

Shalveen Chand
Thursday, May 22, 2014

A BRITISH couple who oversee a charity called the Children of Fiji claim they are laying the foundations for the construction of a new bridge over the Korotari River in Vanua Levu.

For years, children living on the other side of the river have had to cross it every morning and afternoon, on their way to school and back.

Peter and Margaret Long, from Cattistock in England, wish to help build the bridge.

"Over 100 children risk their lives every day. Building this bridge will ensure the safety of these children," said Mrs Long in an interview with the British media.

According to British media reports, much of the couple's time on their latest trip to Fiji was spent in meetings attempting to secure the support of various government agencies and the sugar industry.

"We are in negotiations with the government of Fiji and have had personal messages from the Prime Minister pledging his support," said Mr Long.

"We have also been pledged support from sugar companies both in Fiji and the UK."

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