25,000 new burial plots

Officer in charge cemetery Sirilo Matakiloto at the Suva Extension Cemetery. Picture: RAMA

THE Nasinu Cemetery in Davuilevu has been extended to accommodate 25,000 new burial plots, confirms Fiji Corrections Service Commissioner Commander Francis Kean.

With the increasing number of deaths in Fiji, he said there was an urgent need to extend the two major cemeteries in
Nasinu and Suva.

“In many cases we have diverted several requests to Nasinu Cemetery which has adequate space and also currently under civil works to develop thousand plus more plots to cater for this demand,” Mr Kean said.

The FCS, he said, was mandated under the Public Burials Act to maintain and manage the major public cemeteries in Suva, Nasinu, Vatuwaqa, Labasa, Levuka and Lautoka.

“Works at Nasinu as you can witness has progressed well.

We are currently undertaking frequent ground works in hairdressing the plots which would be available for use by
January 2020.

“We are also trying our best to consider geographical locations requests coming especially from the Delainavesi to Wainadoi corridor residents.

“It’s only sensible to allot a plot in the Lovonilase and new extension cemetery.”

He said every week they would receive a total of 25 requests for burial at the Nasinu Cemetery and they were looking at establishing another 15,000 burial plots at the Lovonilase Cemetery in Suva.

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