21st June 07:46 AM
Estimated cost of fire damage to USP building is $30 million - Vice Chancellor
By Iva Danford
Saturday 09/02/2019
USP communications building fire

The estimated cost of the damage to the USP Communications Building at the Laucala Campus which was extensively damaged in a fire last year is $30 million.

This has been confirmed to Fijivillage by USP Vice Chancellor Professor Pal Ahluwalia who says that the building itself is worth $20 million.

Ahluwalia says they have a taskforce which meets regularly to deal with insurance claims that they have to make and at the moment they are assessing whether they should work on the existing building structure or have to completely demolish it and build a new one.

He says in the next few days engineers will be presenting the report to the insurance company and to USP by the end of the month.

Ahluwalia says they are still at the stage of deciding what to do with the building.

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