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Poor to benefit

April 22, 2012 5:02 am

Squatters and those in poorer suburbs have not been forgotten in major developments planned for the Greater Suva Area.

The committee, comprising four municipal councils, Suva, Nausori, Lami and Nasinu, says work could begin as soon as it gets the green light from the Government.

Development work planned for areas within the Lami to Suva boundaries are termed by those behind it as pro-poor

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Most places targeted for development are squatters and informal settlements.

“Plans are also in the pipeline to dredge rivers that run adjacent to these selected settlements to protect their river banks as most are in flood prone areas”.

Settlements like Wailea, Koronivono, Kalekana, Qauia, River Road, Salim St and Bangladesh are some of the few areas already earmarked for the project.

Those behind the project say this sector of the community has been chosen because they urgently need assistance which they themselves can’t afford.

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