FPSA’s $26m building to begin construction next month

FPSA national president Judith Kotobalavu addresses the Lautoka AGM this afternoon. Picture: FELIX CHAUDHARY

CONSTRUCTION works on the Fiji Public Service Association new four storey building at Martintar in Nadi will begin next month.

The ground-breaking ceremony took place during the FPSA’s Lautoka branch AGM held in Nadi today.

FPSA general secretary Rajeshwar Singh said during the opening that the building was expected to meet the standards that were yet to be achieved in the country.

“This FPSA building has undertaken an initial assessment and the design achieves the following: Our principal consultant has spoken directly to the World Bank which operates direct from USA and here’s the result. 25 per cent energy saving, 29 per cent water saving, 34 per cent material saving. This is an exciting development for Nadi,” Mr Singh said.

FPSA has set aside $26.5million for the project.

The building will have 16 apartments with other facilities such as restaurants, shops and other general services.

It will have parking for 61 cars and an additional 17 for staff and apartment occupants.

The building is expected to be completed by late 2020.