Fiji and India have always had a great bond over the years and have decided to take this relationship for the long-term benefit of both Peoples and that is why we signed a Memorandum of Understanding.
This was the statement made by Indian High Commissioner to Fiji-Vishvas Sapkal in response to the proposed re-zoning, currently used as the ‘Thurston Gardens Car Park’ for the construction of the Indian Embassy.
Minister for Lands-Ashneel Sudhakar says the Land given by India to Fiji is located in Chanakyapuri in New Delhi for the new Fiji Embassy.
Sapkal today highlighted the significance of the land plot that has been given between both countries.
“Both Governments they decided to take this relationship for a long term benefit of both peoples and that is basically why they signed a Memorandum of Understanding to construct, to give a land plot in each others capital for the construction of their respective High Commission in their respective Capitals”
Sudhakar says his Ministry is only responsible to see that all laws have been complied with and the allocated portion of the land leased out.
“The idea of rezoning, the idea of getting approvals to build. approval to demarcate the different lots that’s all done by the Suva City Council and the Applicant lessee, our function is to see if everything is compiled with and then allocated the lease of the portion of the Land”
Sapkal has also confirmed that both Governments are in the process of completing their legal Procedures