PM’s office commisions new foot bridge in Wailoku Settlement


Deputy secretary Development Cooperation and Facilitation Division in the Office of the Prime Minister, Mr Sakeasi Waikere after opening the Korolailai footbridge in Wailoku yesterday.The commissioning of a new foot bridge at Korolailai Settlement in Wailoku will provide a safe and easy crossing for about 60 people in the area.

The footbridge was opened by the deputy secretary Development Cooperation and Facilitation Division …in the Office of the Prime Minister, Sakeasi Waikere.  Waikere had identified the construction of the 12-metre foot crossing project during his visit to the community in July this year.

He says 7 households, including 22 students, will benefit from this project as crossing to and from the village has been made safer and convenient. Waikere says the project was a reflection of the Fijian Government’s commitment to ensuring all Fijians had access to quality infrastructure such as roads and bridges.

The Office of the Prime Minister provided $3,252 for the project under the Melanesian Vasu iTaukei Development Fund. The second handover was a new boat and engine to Salatieli Ratumainalutu of Wairua Settlement at Tamavuaiwai .

The boat and engine, valued at about $17,000, would be a means of transportation for Ratumainalutu during his daily fishing trip to support his extended family’s livelihood.

Ratumainalutu owned a boat and engine that was swept away during Tropical Cyclone Winston last year.  The assistance was given under the Small Grants Scheme of the Office of the Prime Minister.

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