Major construction projects like the new PM’s Office, CWM Maternity Ward, Labasa Hospital and some Police stations to continue

Major construction projects like the new PM’s Office, CWM Maternity Ward, Labasa Hospital and some Police stations to continue

By Vijay Narayan
Monday 20/07/2020

The Ministry of Economy confirms that major construction projects like construction of the new Prime Minister’s Office, the CWM Maternity Ward, Labasa Hospital interior upgrade, road maintenance and upgrade, construction of Nakasi, Nadi, Nalawa and Lautoka police stations, and other capital works will continue in the new financial year.

According to the 2020/2021 National Budget Supplement, a sum of $1.5 million has been allocated to assist the private sector with the development costs associated with large construction projects. It says this will create new employment opportunities and absorb workers that have been laid-off during the pandemic.

$7 million has been allocated for the construction of the new Prime Minister’s Office. The allocation is based on requisition.

$7 million has been allocated for the completion of the CWM Hospital Maternity Ward.

The total capital expenditure for government for the next National Budget is expected to be around $1.208 billion, higher by around $110.4 million or 10.1 percent compared to 2019-2020 National Budget.

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