$500m investment to transform FNU
24 January, 2019, 6:30 pm
HALF a billion dollars is set to be invested by the Fiji National University (FNU) over the next ten years for the construction of new buildings and infrastructure.
In a statement issued today FNU Vice Chancellor Professor Nigel Healey said the $500m project is in line with the vision of making the University world-class and providing students with a modern learning environment.
“We will transform FNU into a modern, well-equipped university which Fijians will be proud to call their national university,” Professor Healey said.
“FNU inherited a lot of old buildings, some of which have reached the end of their lives and are beyond economic repair. All these structures have been reviewed as part of our master plan exercise and these will steadily be replaced with new and modern facilities,” he said.
“At the same time, our repairs and maintenance budget has increased several fold over the last two years thanks to support from the Fijian Government. As you will be aware, we have commenced repair works at many of our buildings across our campuses.”
Professor Healey said the University was trying to address accommodation issues for students due to unavailability of some hostel rooms due to on-going maintenance programme.
This major capital project will be executed under the campus master plan which will cover University sites across the country.