Indonesian Troops Close To Completing QVS Rebuilding
Ceiling fans and air condition had been installed in the newlybuilt classrooms.
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.”.