New $1.2m fire station in Nakasi

Minister for Local Government and Transport Praveen Kumar, with members of NFA dedicate the new $1.2 million fire station in prayer during its groundbreaking ceremony earlier today. Picture: JESSICA SAVIKE

A NEW $1.2 million fire station will be constructed in Nakasi boosting the National Fire Authority’s service in the densely populated area.

The project broke ground today officiated by Fiji’s Minister for Local Government and Transport Parveen Kumar.

According to Mr Kumar, the NFA currently has 18 fire stations around the country.

He said by the end of 2019, they aimed to have 21 new fire stations with the inclusion of Nabouwalu, Lami including the new Nakasi fire station.

Mr Kumar highlighted that the NFA has taken up broader emergency roles apart from its service of solely responding  to fires.

“In recent years Nakasi has developed to become a prime residential area with booming businesses therefore it is critical to have NFA’s presence in major developing areas like Nakasi,” said Mr Kumar.

Mr Kumar said they planned to build two new fire stations, one in Rakiraki and the other in Nabouwalu in the coming months.

Mr Kumar also made a humble plea to the people of Nakasi to take fire safety seriously.

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