Govt wants to look at how they can improve basic services – Prof. Prasad

Govt wants to look at how they can improve basic services – Prof. Prasad

By Rashika Kumar
Thursday 20/06/2024
Source : Fiji Government

The government wants to look at how they can improve basic services such as health, water and rural roads in the 2024-2025 National Budget and measures to build as much confidence in the business sector as possible will continue as part of the budget and beyond.

This has been highlighted by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Professor Biman Prasad who says there will be a focus on providing funding to address some of these fundamental issues that our people, particularly in the rural and maritime areas have.

Professor Prasad says there will be announcements made to improve rural water supplies, and how they can ensure that people get basic water into their homes and for their families.

The Deputy Prime Minister says they have embarked on improving our health facilities where for example, the Nausori Health Centre which serves about 70,000 people and was falling apart, has now been repaired with assistance from the New Zealand government.

He further says they will continue to focus on improving health and education services and they have been talking to their development partners such as Australia and New Zealand to improve these facilities for our students, particularly in the rural areas.

The Deputy Prime Minister adds they have been great partners in helping build some of the schools, which were not built and repaired, some even after Cyclone Winston and many after Cyclone Yasa. Professor Prasad will deliver the 2024-2025 National Budget at 10am next Friday.

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