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Lives to improve

Siteri Sauvakacolo
Friday, August 08, 2014

FOUR squatter settlements in the Central Division will soon be provided affordable housing and access to residential land assistance through the assistance of the Ministry of Housing.

A memorandum of understanding was signed between the ministry and the iTaukei Land Trust Board at the Prime Minister's Office on Wednesday in a bid to improve the lives of people at Nadonumai and Qauia in Lami, Waidamudamu in Koronivia and Wakanisila in Kalabu.

Minister for Housing Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said the MOU would allow them to obtain a development lease for the four settlements.

"The rental charge by TLTB should be fair and equitable for the benefits of all landowners and landowning units," he said.

"The ministry upon obtaining a five-year development lease, which maybe extended, will carry out civil works, upgrading of roads, drainage, sewage, water and electricity reticulation and provision of fire hydrants."

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said initial works had started and the civil engineering work had been put out for tender before work would commenced.





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