16th December 08:48 AM
95% of schools in Fiji do not have proper building plans - PM
By Rusiate Baleilevuka
Monday 07/08/2017
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has highlighted that 95% of the schools in Fiji do not have proper building plans which has caused the delay of the reconstruction of schools around the country that were damaged by Cyclone Winston.

Bainimarama was speaking at the opening of the Matawailevu Early childhood Center in Ra today and says that this is the main reason for the delay of the rebuilding of schools.

He says that top engineers around the country were requested to put in proper plans so that schools are stable and can withstand disasters.

The Prime Minister reminded the people of Ra that the government does not want to rush things and end up with a temporary fix.

He believes that they need to make sure they provide quality services which can be used for many generations to come.

Meanwhile the cost of the Matawailevu Early childhood Center is $148,000.

Bainimarama says that government has allocated a big sum of money to complete its work on areas that are undergoing rehabilitation with an allocation of $170 million.

148 schools are currently undergoing reconstruction while 175 schools have been completed.

Bainimarama also opened Early Childhood centres in Nalawa and Barotu in Ra.

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