Fijian Government to relocate 300 informal settlers

Attorney-General and Minister for Economy Hon. Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum with Vinod Bhindi at the press conference. Picture: SUPPLIED

THE Attorney-General and Minister for Economy, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, has announced the relocation of over 300 families living in the informal settlements of Nanuku and Veidogo in Vatuwaqa to resettle in Makoi.

According to a Government statement, the families will be given 990year leases.

“Through meetings with the squatter settlers, the Bhindi family has agreed to develop a site in Makoi at a cost of $12million dollars to relocate the families and give them blocks of land which they will be entitled to have under their own name under a 99-year lease,” Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said.

“They have been working with the iTaukei Land Trust Board and we are happy to announce that the area will have proper water, electricity, roads and garbage collection as part of the development.”