Suva weather office building demolished
October 18, 2012 5:45 am
A historical building housing the Suva Meteorological Office will be demolished to make way for a new multi-million dollar complex.
Principal Technical officer – Aminiasi Tuidraki says the building at Vatuwaqa has a rich history.
“Since its establishment, the Suva meteorological office has played a unique and powerful role in contributing the safety and welfare of humanity in Fiji and mostly the capital Suva. Under its weather and climate services, the Fiji Meteorological services contribute substantially to the protection of life and property against natural disasters, to safeguarding the environment and to enhancing the economic and social wellbeing of all sectors of society, water resources and transport.”
Tuidraki says the upgrade of their Suva office will assist their Nadi headquarters.
“The upgrade will operate as a back-up to the Nadi Forecasting centre in terms of weather forecasting, climate prediction and supply of weather information to the nation as whole. It is also due to the demands of weather information because of the extreme weather and climate events that is impacting the world today.”_
The new building which will cost 3-point-6 million dollars will incorporate their human resources, support divisions, network and systems.
The project has been funded by the government and will take two- years to complete.