Botanical Garden won’t be affected
February 7, 2019 4:59 pm
The proposed site beside the Fiji Museum
The Indian Embassy proposed to be built at the idle land at Lot 2 Botanical Garden in Suva will not affect the garden.
FBC News has been informed that the proposed site beside the Fiji Museum is away from the actual garden and at the current site where the car park is.
A number of people have started to raise objections on this and are going around signing petitions which says “All of us: Save Suva’s Botanical Gardens”.
One of the petitioners and businesswoman Mere Samisoni says she is objecting for Botanical Garden to be sold to an overseas country.
She says Fijians own the Garden as it is a national heritage.
The plan is still in provisional stages and no approval has been given as yet.
The Ministry of Local Government says they are aware of the rezoning plans however they are expected to reveal more details later today.
People have time until 25th of this month to raise their objection with the Suva City Council.
Five years ago the Government had announced the land exchange between Fiji and India.