Albert Park to get new look
December 2, 2014 3:59 am
Fiji’s historic Albert Park in Suva will soon have a new look to cater for more activities.
Finance Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says government has allocated $16m for the new construction of the park.
He says Albert Park has now become more of a ceremonial ground hosting festivities and events and it’s time for a new look.
‘’What will actually happen is Albert Park the actual stadium will move to the other side of the field where it will face government buildings. As you know with the Prime Minister of India coming along, we’ll have other dignitaries coming to Fiji, our Independence day celebrations are held there. Off course we have rugby games and soccer games and also cricket. Ground will be lifted higher so it always doesn’t get flooded. Proper drainage, the present one will be demolished and put the other side’’.
Sayed-Khaiyum says $10m will be used to construct the Park next year while the remaining $6m will be used in the following year to complete the construction.
The government has decided to re-construct it as its one of the important sites in the capital surrounded by the Presidents House, Government buildings, The Grand Pacific Hotel and the Fiji Museum.