Fiji Time: 9:41 AM on Saturday 30 April

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Chamber hits back at critics

Litia Vulaidausiga
Saturday, August 09, 2014

THE Ba Chamber of Commerce and Industry insists that all tenders and the awarding of contracts for the construction of Ba's new hospital has been done in good faith.

On Wednesday evening, a ground-breaking ceremony was held to signal the start of construction works for the hospital, which the chamber is facilitating through a public-private partnership with the government, at Clopcott.

"I would like to remind all those individuals who have had doubts about the transparency of the tendering and contract award process of this project that all decisions are based on the consensus of all parties represented on the New Hospital Project Committee" said chamber president, Dinesh Patel.

"A stringent process is followed at the committee meetings before any decision is made, so please refrain from being cowboys who shoot first and ask questions later."

The project is estimated to cost about $25million, with New Zealand-based Design Hut and Stephenson and Turner recently appointed as architects.

Under the partnership with government, the chamber's tasks include lining up donor organisations to assist with funding and equipment.

Mr Patel said civil contractors would be appointed within the next two weeks and that he had personally carried out fruitful meetings to secure future aid for medical supplies from donor organisations.

The hospital is expected to be completed within two years.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.61350.5945
JPY 53.471650.4716
GBP 0.33380.3258
EUR 0.43020.4182
NZD 0.70870.6757
CAD 0.61210.5931
JPY 54.771751.7717

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 28th April 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Prasad accuses Koya of lying in Parliament
  2. WAF orders staff to work from home
  3. Ro Kepa responds
  4. Ryan names Fiji 7s squad
  5. Rawaca saga
  6. 'Situation scary'
  7. Students hospitalised
  8. Times price increases
  9. Nursing degree courses
  10. Parliament sitting adjourned following tsunami warning

Top Stories this Week

  1. Horror crash relived Wednesday (27 Apr)
  2. Shoeshine boy makes it big Monday (25 Apr)
  3. Horrific crash kills 1 Monday (25 Apr)
  4. Teacher fears for safety Tuesday (26 Apr)
  5. Overstay Monday (25 Apr)
  6. Father farewells son Wednesday (27 Apr)
  7. Try night fasting, doctor urges Monday (25 Apr)
  8. Horror car crash claims man's life Sunday (24 Apr)
  9. 'Ridiculous change' Tuesday (26 Apr)
  10. 7s eligibility Wednesday (27 Apr)