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Plans in place to use Blackrock facility for the Pacific

May 17, 2019 12:37 pm
Speaking in Parliament, Defense and National Security Minister Inia Seruiratu [Source: Fijian Parliament]

There are plans to use the Nadi Blackrock facility for the benefit of the Pacific region.

Speaking in Parliament, Defense and National Security Minister Inia Seruiratu says they’re about to commence with the construction of the camp.

Seruiratu reveals that fencing work are currently underway and there’s been a lot of interest on the facility from stakeholders.

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“It is anticipated that from May this year to December next year the project will be fully completed. But there’s a lot of interest now on the project from various stakeholders. The good thing about this project is although we will have the project management team but in terms of the architectural design and of course in construction as well it will involve locals.”

The Minister says one of the key components of the camp is the construction of the UN training capacity which will focus on peace operations.

He says the accommodation blocks will be a key part of the project.

The camp will be utilized for Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster relief training.

The facility is funded through the Fiji-Australia Defence Cooperation Program.

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