May 30, 2013

Fiji seeks China’s help in completion of Raiwai flats

10:00 Today (May 30, 2013)
Report by: Elenoa Turagaiviu

Fiji has sought the assistance of the Chinese government in the completion of the construction of the Public Rental Board’s Raiwai flats.

Speaking at his meeting with the Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in Beijing last night, Bainimarama said, in order for the project to be completed, the Fiji government anticipates the usual support of the Chinese government.

He says the construction of the $19 million low cost housing by China Railway Company Number 1, has been halted due to cost over runs to the tune of $20 million.

Bainimarama has urged the Chinese government to consider settling the balance or convert the total amount into a grant.

He says this would ensure the completion of the project and guarantee access to affordable housing for Fijians in the lower-income bracket.

The project was initially expected to be completed by the end of last year.

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