The construction work on the Blackrock Project in Nadi will commence in April this year.
This has been revealed by the Minister for Defence and National Security Inia Seruiratu while responding to Fiji First MP Sanjay Kirpal who asked the Minister to explain the Blackrock Project at Nadi following the visit by the Australian Prime Minister.
Seruiratu adds that after committing to fund the Blackrock Project, Australia has sent technical teams and they are now looking at the overall redesign of the project with the work currently undertaken by GHT Engineers, a local engineering company to design the project.
The Defence Minister also highlighted that 50% of the design concept for the Blackrock Project is ready and will be presented on the 26th of next month after which construction will begin in April this year.
The Black Rock Project in Nadi will be the new site for Regional Peacekeeping training and Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response Centre.
When questioned by SODELPA Parliamentarians Salote Radrodro and Mosese Bulitavu who will own the institution as this will be open for use by our regional partners and how the institution will assist with national security, Seruiratu says Fiji owns the Blackrock project and Fiji is safe from conventional crimes.
Seruiratu also stressed that as a member of the UN, Fiji has an obligation to the enforcement, restoration and maintenance in global peace and this is why Fiji as a country and a big contributor to peace operations, needs to have a proper facility in which our men and women can be trained and be given that recognition that they deserve after Fiji’s involvement in peace keeping operations over the years.ADVERTISEMENT Listen to the latest news on our 5 radio stations Legend FM, Viti FM, Radio Sargam, FM96 and Navtarang.