CRFG Fiji Company Held Completion Ceremony for Package 1 of Buca Bay Highway Upgrading and Reconstruction Project
Fiji News by Mr. Sun Keyi On September 8, 2014 10:00am Fiji local time, CRFG Fiji Company held the completion ceremony for Package 1 of Buca Bay Highway Upgrading and Reconstruction Project on the project site, where Mr.Frank Bainimarama,Fiji Prime Minister, Madam Mrs. Mary Bainimarama, Mr. Huang Yong, Chinese Ambassador of Fiji, Mr. Cai Shuiceng, the Counsellor, Mr.Permeshchand,Director of Board of Fiji Highway Authority, Mr.NaipoteKatonitabua, Acting Permenanant Secretary of the Prime Minister Office, Mr. Guo Wei, CRFG Vice President AND Mr. Qiao Yong, CRFG Vice President and Managing Director of CRFG Fiji Company were all present on the ceremony.
On the ceremony, Prime Minister Mr.Frank Bainimarama made an ebullient speech on behalf of Fiji government. He stated that Buca Bay Highway Project not only proved one of the promised welfares for the people residing in the north achieved by the government, but also laid the foundation for the North-Focused policy. He emphasized that the government hoped that the lives of the North would be largely improved with the continuous efforts by the government. He showed his great pleasure in witnessing the opening ceremony of the first 10km of Buca Bay Highway. With the opening of the highway, he believed that the northern area would boom with a bright development in tourism and industries, which would undoubtedly improve the local living conditions. He thereby also extended his gratitude to Fiji Highway Authority, Ministry of Finance, Chinese Government, Export & Import Bank of China, and CRFG who had made great contributions to the upgrading and reconstruction of this highway.
Mr. Huang Yong firstly expressed his warmly congratulations to the completion and commission of the Package 1 of Buca Bay Highway Upgrading and Reconstruction Project. On behalf of the entire Chinese Embassy in Fiji, he made high compliments on the entire CRFG working group involved in the execution of the project and all the other partners engaged. He confirmed that the successful completion of Package 1 of Buca Bay Highway Project proved CRFG’s constant hard working and the efforts Chinese government had ever made to bring Fiji Vanuatu Levu a better future. He hoped to further enhance the Sino-Fiji cooperation in public infrastructures, which would help Vanuatu Levu to move forward largely. He also encouraged CRFG to continuously make efforts in an early completion of Package 2 of Buca Bay Project. He affirmed that the contributions of CRFG would be forever remembered and appreciated by the local people.
Mr. Permeshchand, Director of the Board of Fiji Highway Authority also extended his gratitude to relative official departments and CRFG who offered great support to the Buca Bar Highway Project.
Buca Bay Highway Upgrading and Reconstruction Project was the 12thproject that CRFG Fiji Company had undertaken since 2009 when it entered Fiji. In order to complete Package 1 as scheduled, the UOI had started a work contest since June 2, 2014 among the working groups with its theme of “Overall complete Package 1 within 90 days”. Managing Director Mr. Qiao Yong stayed on site in person, directed the UOI to break down the outstanding works and conducted the competing groups to execute the planned works, which assured a speedy completion of the works before the deadline.
There were around 1000 people present on the ceremony, including Mr. Sun Keyi, Deputy Secretary of Party Committee and Chairman of Labor Union, Mr. Lei Peijun, Vice President and Project Manager of Naburuwa Project, Mr. Zhang Tao, Project Manager of Buca Bay Highway Project, the entire project working group, representatives from other projects of CRFG Fiji, Fiji governmental officers, officers from the North Province, chiefs, village heads and villagers from tribes along the highway.
Fiji national medias like Fiji TV, Fiji Sun and Fiji Times all conducted a special report for the successful completion of the first 10km of the project.