Monday, June 29, 2009

Futuristic Police Vision

This report in the Fijilive website just made me chuckle. The images conjured up in my mind when reading this report makes me wonder if the Transformers, Star Trek and Star Wars fever have infected the Fiji Popos. Read on and let me know what images you see...

New Police HQ to alleviate rental costs
June 29, 2009 03:24:59 PM

A new $20m twin tower complex for the Fiji Police Force is expected to alleviate excessive costs in rentals of office spaces by centralizing all operations in one location. And the agreement signed today confirmed Government’s acceptance of Fijian Holdings Limited to construct and maintain the complex under the Build, Operate and Transfer (BOT) deal.

The period is for 20 years, at the expiry of which the complex becomes the property of the Fiji Government.Defence Minister Ratu Epeli Ganilau said the need for a new police HQ has long been awaited, involving hours of talks over the years.“But it was not until early last year that my ministry began to make earnest negotiations on the project working gradually towards this day.“ This project is anticipated to boost in all forms the futuristic vision of the commissioner to translate the Police Force into a vibrant and robust institution,” he said.

As well, the new HQ and modern technologies will certainly facilitate and enhance service delivery at its very best to the nation.“The systems and processes will be streamlined and strengthened for efficiency and effectiveness in the delivery of services to the public and meet to challenges of emerging crimes or other threats to our peoples and resources. Ratu Epeli added that upon occupation of the proposed complex by Fiji police, the expected rental has been calculated to be well within the current total rental of $1.3million per year.

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