PM Bainimarama officiates at groundbreaking ceremony of FHL tower

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama with FHLGroup CEO Nouzab Fareed, FHL Group Chairman Adrian Sofield, VP China Railway Group Guo Wei and Rev. Isireli Kacimaiwai after officiating the groundbreaking ceremony of the FHL tower in Suva today. Picture: JOVESA NAISUA

WITH the completion of the Fijian Holdings Ltd’s tower, the capital city will cement its presence as a dynamic hub of the Pacific, says Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama.

He was chief guest at the groundbreaking ceremony of the 17-storey FHL tower at Gordon St in Suva today.

Mr Bainimarama said the building would house 13,000 square feet of commercial office space and would stand more than 60 metres tall.

“More than that, it will be a beacon to the rest of the nation and a message to the world of Fijian progress, greatness and achievement,” he said.

Mr Bainimarama also took the opportunity to hit back at Opposition and said: “If it were up to the Opposition, the economic boom that we are witnessing in Suva, and this building itself, wouldn’t be even possible.”

“They make promises to go back to a Fiji of yesterday, feeding into unfounded fears instead of embracing the modern nation that my government is creating for the benefit of all Fijian families,” he said.

The construction of the project is being undertaken by China Railway First Group and is expected to be completed within 30 months.

More on this story in tomorrow’s edition of The Fiji Times.

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