The Prime Minister officiated over the opening of the Stinson and Vatuwaqa bridges on Thursday 11th January.
During his key note address Hon. Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama said that the two major bridges in the greater Suva area have been completely re-imagined and re-engineered to serve a modern, growing, ambitious nation.
He further emphasized how Fiji is now rapidly becoming a more modern and more prosperous society.
“Eight straight years of growth for the Fijian economy have meant eight straight years of rapid and unrelenting progress for our nation, eight straight years of unprecedented infrastructure development and eight straight years of better opportunities for all of our people, especially young Fijians”.
The opening of the new bridges is a cause for celebration for many Fijians; families, businesses, commuters, taxi drivers, bus drivers and many others. Making commuting along the Suva-Nausori corridor and to and from Suva to Lami more convenient and easier.
“…today is a victory for Fiji, and we can mark these victories because our economy has done so well, and we’ve put in the work to plan out our development and deliver for the Fijian people”.
The Hon. Prime Minister also acknowledged the Government of China for assisting with the funding by partnering with the Fijian Government on the project.
He further added Government’s commitment of 70 Million Dollars for road upgrades along Suva – Nausori – Lami corridor in its commitment to building a foundation of road infrastructure for all Fijians.
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