Plans in place to reshape Fiji's urban centres
June 25, 2019 5:45 am
While in Singapore Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum met with Dr Liu Thai Ker, Chair of Morrow Architects & Planners.
This is part of the government’s plans to transform Fiji’s urban centres into more modern, efficient, inclusive and attractive population hubs.
Dr Liu has been engaged by the Singapore Cooperation Enterprise to spearhead the Fijian government’s concept master planning project for the greater Suva, Nadi and Lautoka areas.
His meeting with the A-G precedes his visit to Fiji set for later this week, where he will with meet with the Local Government Minister and other leaders in urban development.
Sayed-Khaiyum says there’s a critical need to change the way we view our urban centres and to plan for the long term.
“We will need to do so to not only mitigate the decades of disorganized planning, but to build our cities and towns now with a plan that caters for the next 50 to 70 years.” This requires all stakeholders government, regulatory organizations, civil society, businesses and individual citizens to think long-term, outside-the-box, and as a community if we are to have modern, efficient, inclusive and attractive municipalities.
The A-G is in Singapore to attend the Asia Pacific ICT Ministerial meeting and the Straits Digital Exchange and to chair a World Bank and IMF Joint Remuneration Committee meeting.