Fiji Vows to Continue Infrastructure Developments

Fiji's Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama vowed on Friday to continue infrastructure developments to hit back "international political tactics" that limits Fiji's ability to source funding for the projects.

Bainimarama made the determination while opening the new 1 million Fiji dollars (0.57 million US dollars) Wainibuku Bridge that will ease traffic flow along one of the country's busiest roads.

Infrastructure developments for communication, water, roads networks and electricity are important prerequisites for economic development and "despite the maneuverings of certain foreign countries which is designed to limit our ability to source funding for infrastructure development, my Government will continue to accelerate such projects," says the Fijian leader.

He said that "given our commitment you can only imagine the strides we would have made if these unilateral restrictions were not placed on us," adding "nonetheless, we shall persevere."

The new Wainibuku Bridge is part of the government's Capacity Building Program addressing congestion along the Suva-Nausori corridor through widening of roads to allow for two way- two lane traffic flows. Stretching at 32 meters, the bridge has the longest suspended pre-stressed concrete beam in the country.
Bainimarama revealed that his government had allocated about half a billion dollars for infrastructural developments this year.

In the last two months, the Fijian government signed with Chinese contractors three major road upgrading contracts to the tune of 200 million Fiji dollars (113 million US dollars) to be completed by 2014.


Mr Lonely said…
walking here with a smile.. have a nice day ~ =D

Regards, (A Growing Teenager Diary) ..

Popular posts from this blog

Lessons from Africa

Fijian Holdings Scandal: Betrayal by their trusted sons