Dubbed Singapore’s Father of Urban Planning-Dr. Liu Thai Ker is in the country meeting with the Minister for Local Government-Premila Kumar and other leaders in Urban Development.
Dr Liu has been engaged by the Singapore Cooperation Enterprise to spear-head the Fiji Government’s concept Master Planning Project.
Dr Liu says his Team is willingly to share their knowledge with the locals on the Master Plan Project.
While speaking during the Master Planning workshop-Kumar says the current Planning Schemes for Suva, Lautoka and Nadi were prepared more than 30 years ago and there is an Urgent need to review the schemes and policies which are out-dated.
Kumar says the Master Plan would provide a road map for all future development decisions to guide, and coordinate the various government agencies in carrying out development works
Representatives from the various stakeholder heard first-hand from the Singapore Team as they presented their findings from their in-country site visits and their draft Strategic Spatial Master Plan Study for Viti Levu.
The scope of work requires Singapore Cooperation Enterprise to deliver a Strategic Spatial Master Plan Study of Viti Levu and a Conceptual Master Plan of Greater Suva, Nadi and Lautoka.