Collective effort required to rehabilitate heritage sites
April 6, 2019 6:40 am
The rehabilitation of heritage sites in Levuka is ongoing and requires all the stakeholders to work together.
Minister for Education and Heritage Rosy Akbar, made the comments while answering a question asked in parliament yesterday.
Akbar says the Levuka Town Council receives an annual grant of $100, 000 to upgrade its infrastructure and public facilities.
“This has enabled the following, rehabilitation of infrastructure within Levuka town like the walkways and footpaths. It has also enabled rehabilitation of 10 buildings like the Queen Victoria Hall and Nasau park pavilion and work is progressing.”
She says in 2016, the government provided $600,000 for the architectural and structural survey of 86 buildings in Levuka.
Akbar says in 2018, $500,000 was allocation for the rehabilitation of Levuka community centre and Saint John’s College in Cawaci.
Akbar says this project is being led by Fiji’s Construction Implementation Unit.