Fiji Time: 4:33 PM on Friday 28 July

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Suburb housing project offers 210 flats

Geraldine Panapasa
Tuesday, September 02, 2014

ABOUT 1000 people are expected to benefit from the Raiwai Housing Project following its official opening in Suva yesterday by Prime Minister Rear Admiral (Ret) Voreqe Bainimarama.

He said the 210 new Public Rental Board flats were more than just bricks and mortar.

"A home is the heart of the family. It should be a place of refuge, a place of happiness, a place where children are nurtured and taught the values on which any community depends.

"Today we celebrate the fact that more than 200 families are about to get the keys to these properties and open the door to a new life for themselves and their loved ones.

"They join the many thousands of other ordinary Fijians around the country who have benefited from government's housing programs — whether through the Public Rental Board, the Housing Authority, the squatter settlement upgrade project, the Housing Assistance Relief Trust, or the Housing Assistance Grant for first home buyers."

Rear Admiral (Ret) Voreqe Bainimarama said their total spending on the housing sector in the past few years was more than $93million.

PRB board chairman Narendra Prasad said the project provided decent and affordable housing for Fijian families.








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 0.63200.6130
JPY 56.598553.5985
GBP 0.38360.3756
EUR 0.43070.4187
NZD 0.67860.6456
AUD 0.63490.6099
USD 0.50480.4878

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 28th, July, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Rabuka: Media just playing its role in informing public
  2. Parties defend reports
  3. People will 'judge'
  4. Police continue work on murder cases
  5. Karunaratne: Times should be applauded
  6. Chaudhry: Media has the right to report OAG findings
  7. Power-packed event
  8. Former schools rugby coach Ravulo laid to rest
  9. Right to breastfeed
  10. Procedure in place

Top Stories this Week

  1. I am my brother's keeper Thursday (27 Jul)
  2. How the first Tui Cakau was named Monday (24 Jul)
  3. The killer caught Tuesday (25 Jul)
  4. 'The Providers' Tuesday (25 Jul)
  5. Police detain chief Sunday (23 Jul)
  6. Touched by Times' story, anonymous donor helps student Wednesday (26 Jul)
  7. Ravulo leaves his mark Thursday (27 Jul)
  8. $300m query Wednesday (26 Jul)
  9. 48% of students surveyed had sex before 14 Tuesday (25 Jul)
  10. Man loses legs at jetty Wednesday (26 Jul)