29 May 2008

Japan funds USP communications centre

3:16 pm on 29 May 2008

Japan is to fund the construction of an information and communication centre for the University of the South Pacific in Suva.

The USP, the Fiji interim Government and Japan signed a memorandum of understanding earlier this week.

The ICT centre, which will cost nearly 20 million US dollars, will include computer laboratories, conference rooms and a multi-purpose lecture theatre with specialized equipment.

Japan's grant comes after an initial request for assistance from the Fiji government in 1999.