Minister for Lands and Mineral Resources Faiyaz Koya has told parliament that the ministry has given 318 approval notices of lease in the three divisions.
While responding to a question by SODELPA MP, Jiosefa Dulakiverata whether Government has issued a registered lease of Notice of Approval of Lease to settlers in Navua Town and Naitata in Navua and the cost of the same, Koya says that they have given 68 lease approval notices in Navua.
He says that it cost the government $33,329.68 which includes survey and administration cost.
He says that the subdivision has access to basic utilities and the ministry is working on Phase 2 of the developments of these settlements which will entail water reticulation work, earthworks, construction of proper roads, drainage and communal septic tanks and installation of electricity.
Koya adds the ministry will continue the same “ Modus Operandi” with respect to all informal settlements being regularized throughout the country.ADVERTISEMENT Listen to the latest news on our 5 radio stations Legend FM, Viti FM, Radio Sargam, FM96 and Navtarang.