Fiji Time: 10:31 AM on Friday 6 March

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

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."





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. Spy report
  2. MP dies
  3. Opposition Leader rejects PM's Fiji flag invite
  4. Mass brawl erupts
  5. $70m investment
  6. Advice to parents
  7. NFU wants elections
  8. Aviation safety
  9. Leaders meet to strengthen relationships
  10. State officials to face the PAC

Top Stories this Week

  1. Leap of faith Monday (02 Mar)
  2. Two appear in court Tuesday (03 Mar)
  3. Face for a book Monday (02 Mar)
  4. A-G: Don't interfere Tuesday (03 Mar)
  5. For sale! Sunday (01 Mar)
  6. New uniform for institution Wednesday (04 Mar)
  7. Father of taxi debate Monday (02 Mar)
  8. Looking at the big picture in 7s rugby Monday (02 Mar)
  9. Ali praises PM Thursday (05 Mar)
  10. 36 years on, Naivilawasa calls it a day Wednesday (04 Mar)