The Fijian Government through the Ministry of Infrastructure and Meteorological Services has been implementing infrastructural projects across the country.Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Mr Taitusi Vakadravuyaca this week visited the offices and project sites in the Western division.
The team visited Vatubalavu village in Navosa, which is benefitting electricity grid extension, as well as a solar hybrid project in Nakoro, Navosa. This was an opportunity to meet with the stakeholders as well as the communities, to assure them of the Government’s intent to provide accessibility to infrastructure and amenities to all.
Mr Vakadravuyaca also discussed the need for community involvement and support after natural disasters. He then met with the Fiji Meteorological Services team in Nadi and also visited the upgraded Automatic Weather Observation Station at the International Airport runway intersection.
In the midst of the COVID 19 lockdown in Lautoka, the Divisional Engineer West was called to inspect and renovate the old Nursing Quarters. There was an urgent need for this, to support the essential operations of the frontline staff that are manning the COVID 19 Isolation Centre and fever clinics at the Lautoka Hospital.
The renovation works cost approximately $30,000. While speaking at the handover ceremony, Mr Vakadravuyaca informed the Ministry of Health team that his Ministry staff are on standby, should they need any additional services.
On behalf of the Ministry of Health team in the West, Doctor Mara Vukivaleiseru thanked the permanent secretary and expressed appreciation for the quality and timely efforts of the Divisional Engineer Western team.
The Permanent Secretary thanked the Ministry staff for all their hard work and efforts to provide services during and after TC Harold, including the COVID 19 operations.