2018/19 Budget: $90m to build back damaged school facilities

ABOUT $90million has been allocated to build back better school facilities following Cyclones Winston, Gita, Josie and Keni.

In his National Budget address, Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said they were also bringing a level of uniformity and meeting high standards in construction.

This included the design of schools in Fiji along with interior and exterior furnishings.

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said this would be funded through a special grant for school renovation of $6.9m for Government and non-Government schools.

“The Ministry of Education will work with the Construction Implementation Unit to undertake a comprehensive stocktake of schools around the country based on school needs and applications made by the management,” he said.

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said the new system would weed out inefficiencies.

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