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Rural Fijians to benefit from small grants scheme

October 25, 2017 6:13 pm

Seven projects will be undertaken by three contractors to assist in making lives easier for Fijians in rural areas.

A signing of agreement between the Office of the Prime Minister and three local contractors was held in Suva yesterday.

Permanent secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office, Yogesh Karan says the requests were made by communities during Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama’s visits.

The contracts were signed with Savusavu Hire Services Ltd, the RFMF Engineers Regiment and Mataisau Engineering Civil Supplies and Construction.

Savusavu Hire Services will work on a 7-pan ablution block at Dama District School and a two-classroom block at Vaturova Koroalau High School.

The RFMF Engineers Regiment will construct two staff quarters at Ratu Ilaisa Memorial School, a kindergarten and two staff quarters at Nasamila District School and the construction of a footpath for 11-year-old Naomi Lewakita.

Mataisau Engineering Civil Supplies and Construction have been granted $49,000 for the extension of a house for 73-year-old semi-paralyzed villager, Elia Nasonisoni and the extension of an 89-year-old war veteran, Ilimo Tama’s house.

The projects will be funded through the Prime Minister’s Small Grants Scheme.