In­done­sian Troops Close To Com­plet­ing QVS Re­build­ing

Ceil­ing fans and air con­di­tion had been in­stalled in the newly­built class­rooms.

Fiji Sun - - Fiji Today - VILIMONI VAGANALAU

In­done­sians said yes­ter­day they were on tar­get to com­plete the re­build­ing of Queen Vic­to­ria School by this month. While a small group of the In­done­sian De­fence Force cel­e­brated the In­done­sian In­de­pen­dence Day at the school, the rest car­ried on work­ing.

In­done­sia Mil­i­tary per­son­nel, Ma­jor CZI Ab­dil­lah Arif, said yes­ter­day they were in the final stages of re­con­struc­tion work. “For the main com­plex 90 per cent of the con­struc­tion is done and for the dor­mi­tory it is about 85 per cent, it’s al­most done,” he said. In­done­sia is re­pair­ing Queen Vic­to­ria School af­ter it was badly dam­aged in Cy­clone Win­ston. The fa­mous board­ing school at Matavatucou, Tailevu, was adopted by the In­done­sians un­der the Fi­jiFirst Gov­ern­ment’s adopt a school pro­gramme. Ma­jor CZI Arif said 90 per cent of the eight de­stroyed class­rooms and lab­o­ra­to­ries were com­pleted.

He said ceil­ing fans and air con­di­tion had been in­stalled in the newly-built class­rooms.

“We are hop­ing to fin­ish the project at the end of Au­gust.” “Con­struc­tion work starts at seven in the morn­ing and fin­ishes by mid­night, this is the rou­tine ev­ery­day.” He urged par­ents and stu­dents to pray for the troops. In­done­sians around the globe cel­e­brated their In­de­pen­dence Day yes­ter­day. “We achieved our in­de­pen­dence through diplo­macy,” said In­done­sia Am­bas­sador to Fiji, Dr Gary Yusuf.

“We are grate­ful to the In­done­sian em­bassy for hold­ing an event for us here at QVS and we hope that with hav­ing this In­done­sian In­de­pen­dence Day cel­e­bra­tion will give the troops sup­port to be able to work harder for the re­con­struc­tion of QVS,” said Ma­jor CZI Arif. “We are very happy to have our Fi­jian soldiers here cel­e­brat­ing our In­de­pen­dence Day to­gether, they have also have been sup­port­ing us from day one till now.”.

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