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Heritage site gets fecelift

August 13, 2014 3:41 am

The government has spent $50,000 on restoring a 119 year old building in the heart of Suva city.

The former Fiji Visitors Bureau building was an information centre for tourists who came to Suva.

In 2009 the building was handed over to the Public Service Commission and was declared a National Heritage Class ‘A’ Building under the National Trust of Fiji.

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Speaking at the commissioning of the refurbished site, National Trust of Fiji vice chair Robin Yarrow said heritage sites should never be taken for granted.

“While of course the recently restored Grand Pacific Hotel is without a doubt the jewel in the crown of all these visited buildings there are several that we take for granted and not easily recognise as such.”

The building, which is now a Government Service Centre, is expected to bring more tourists to the capital.

Other heritage sites include Government house, Grand Pacific Hotel, Government buildings, the old Suva town hall, the CWM Hospital and Sacred Heart Cathedral to name a few.

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