The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation, Viliame Gavoka gave his reassurance to the people of Rotuma of the Coalition Government’s commitment to improving critical infrastructure such as roads in outer island communities, with the re-introduction of the Public Works Department.
Gavoka reaffirmed to the people of Rotuma on enhanced air connectivity, especially to nearby islands.
The official visit to Rotuma was part of the Government’s plans to enhance the capacity of outer island airports with the potential for expansion in support of the tourism industry and other sectors.
Gavoka assured the people of the facilitation of a special flight to Rotuma in support of the Rotuma Day celebrations and the Rotuma Women’s Expo.
The Fiji Airports Limited’s ground team provided an update of the runway conditions and future plans for the airport building upgrade.
Gavoka was accorded the traditional ‘Mamasa’ ceremony of welcome, receiving the blessings of the seven Chiefs and people of Rotuma.
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