Envoy concerned over slow progress on Koro

Australian High Commissioner, John Feakes. Picture: SUPPLIED/Australia in Fiji

THE Australian High Commissioner to Fiji, John Feakes, is concerned over the slow progress of rehabilitation works for schools on Koro Island.

Six schools on the island were adopted by the Australian Government’s Assessment Quality Education Program for the $9 million project. Detailed reports revealed there had been very little to no progress at all to works done in the schools over the past six months.

With two months away from the cyclone season, only one school has been completed, but there is no confirmation on when work on the remaining five schools will be completed.

“The High Commissioner visited the affected schools this week. “He was concerned about the slow progress on Koro schools. “We are working closely with our contractor, AQEP/Palladium to address these delays, and AQEP/Palladium are working with their contractors to find solutions. Australia is committed to see the school reconstruction work on Koro completed,” the statement from the High Commission read.

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