20th November 02:52 AM
USP opens new $9.3 million 11th Hall of Residents at Laucala Campus
By Anamika Singh
Tuesday 18/07/2017

The University of the South Pacific has opened a new $9.3 million 11th Hall of Residents at the Laucala Campus.

The Hall was opened by Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations Jone Usamate.

The 8 new buildings consist of 3 floors, and each floor has 8 bedrooms with hot water showers, toilets, washing machine , kitchen and cooking facilities.

The kitchens are provided with fridges and microwave ovens, there are dining tables , chairs and couches and a tv and wireless facilities available on all floors separately.

Vice Chancellor and President of USP , Professor Rajesh Chandra says the demand for more student accommodation had always been high given the increasing number of regional and international students, as well as Fiji students who are not from Suva.

Minister for Employment, Jone Usamate says USP has made provision for student accommodation one of its key strategic objectives and that the university has continued to improve its accommodation standards.

He says the university’s contribution to education and employability in Fiji and the region has been considerable.

The Hall was financed through a loan from FNPF and the Australian Pacific Technical College.

The construction of the 12th Hall of residents is underway, which will be a 420 bed hall , which will cost $20 million .

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