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$4.4m refurbished Parliament commissioned

Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka officially commissioned the newly refurbished Parliament of Fiji, including its upgraded IT Conference System yesterday.

The $ 4.4 million project commenced in November 2023, soon after the sitting of Parliament.

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Present at the event were the Speaker of the Parliament of the Republic of Fiji, Ratu Naiqama Lalabalavu, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation and Education Viliame Gavoka, Assistant Minister for Agriculture Tomasi Tunabuna and Leader of Opposition Inia Seruiratu.

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In her remarks, Secretary-General to Parliament, Jeanette Emberson emphasised that this new upgrade intends to create a global body that is driven by excellence and passion to serve all Fijians and acknowledged the Coalition Government.

The deployment of the project was to be 5-fold and consisted of the following targets:
1. Procurement of a new conferencing system;
2. Refurbishment of the Parliament Chambers;
3. Procurement of the Uninterrupted Power Supply equipment;
4. Upgrading of the Audio-Visual Distribution System from Analog to Digital; and
5. The Multi-language Translations and Captioning.

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Additionally, ongoing work includes evaluating Vosa Vakaviti, Hindi and English captioning on the Walesi platform, as well as testing the voting system and For the Record (FTR) system with Hansard.

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Reginald Chandar
Reginald Chandar
Head of News & Sports | news@fijilive.com

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