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Pride of the builders

Siteri Sauvakacolo
Saturday, July 12, 2014

FOR James Raman, drawing up the plans for the first-ever Archbishop's tomb at the Sacred Heart Cathedral in Suva was something that would remain with him for the rest of his life.

Mr Raman said he was approached by Archbishop Peter Loy Chong last week to draw up plans for the tomb — something he regarded as a privilege.

Engineering consultants George Petersen and Warren Yee helped draw the design.

"This tomb is 1.2m wide, 0.65m high and 2.4m long and there are six different chambers in each tomb," Mr Raman said. "The sizes are all the same and they have been built and measured in a way to cater for any size.

"I am a structural engineer and I was approached last week by His Grace and I drew up the plans and being a Catholic myself, I feel very privileged to be part of the process, something different and something new in Fiji, especially in tombing the late Emeritus."

Tomb decorations were done by the Catholic Women's League led by the First Lady Adi Koila Nailatikau.

The church also thanked Theresa Chan who gave the coffin.








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