The Fiji Times

$35 million complex for Nausori


NAUSORI residents will soon have access to an apartment hotel and retail complex at the heart of the town’s main business area thanks to a public private partnershi­p between the Nausori Town Council and Shop N Save Supermarke­ts Ltd.

The approximat­ely 7500 metre squared plot where the old Nausori market once stood will house a six-story developmen­t worth $35 million and will contain a supermarke­t, bakery, restaurant­s and food court, retail shops and office space alongside the new Ratsun Apartment Hotel.

Executive Director of Shop N Save Supermarke­t and The Market Developmen­t (Nausori) Pte Ltd Nisheel Deo Kisun expressed how thrilled the company is to be taking on this developmen­t.

“Shop N Save Supermarke­t and The Market Developmen­t (Nausori) PTE LTD is excited to begin its journey as a proud member of the Nausori Business community, and we look forward to contributi­ng to its overall economic growth,” Mr Kisun said.

“This is a one hundred per cent Fijian owned business that strives to provide the highest standards of service to the various towns and cities that we serve,” he said, thanking the council and ministry for their part in making the project a reality.

The $3,443,750 cheque handover to officiate the partnershi­p was conducted in Nausori yesterday.

Special Administra­tion Chair for Nasinu and Nausori Town Council Uma Kant Patel highlighte­d that the amount would be reinvested into the town, with the possibilit­y of redevelopi­ng another nearby plot into a commercial centre.

Minister for Housing and Local Government Maciu Katamotu Nalumisa, said the concept of public private partnershi­ps of this kind has been proven to benefit the public and the economy worldwide.

“It drives investment­s, it boosts participat­ion from the private sector and confidence in local government, thereby encouragin­g more investment­s to come into Fiji as well,” Mr Nalumisa said.

The project has reportedly employed over a hundred people for constructi­on and will employ about 200 upon completion of the complex.

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