(L-R) Madhu Kohli, Ami Kohli, Renu Nand and Peter Nand at the Labasa Rotary Club meeting on Saturday. Picture: Luke Rawalai
THE Labasa Rotary Club has spent more than $252,000 to assist 11 community projects in the Northern Division.
Speaking during the club's annual general meeting on Saturday, club treasurer Yogeshwar Chand said they would look at assisting more projects this year.
Meanwhile, re-elected club president Ami Kohli said since taking up the role this year he intended to take the club to another level.
"Currently we are expecting a grant of $250,000 New Zealand money from Rotary International," he said.
"If the grant really comes our way it will be a great help for the people in Labasa and those living in remote areas.
"We have to sit with the club to identify projects that we can work on but right now some of the projects that we have identified are the construction of public convenience and resting facility between Savusavu and Seaqaqa."
Mr Kohli said the absence of such a facility might be a contributing factor to tired drivers who make the long trip daily along the highway.
"We have other big plans including the refurbishment of wards at the Labasa Hospital," he said.
"We at the Labasa Rotary Club here in Labasa would also like to assure members of the public that there will be increasing overseas medical specialist visits to the North in the future.
"It is good to have these specialists home to share their experience and professional know how in assisting the people of the North."
The Labasa Rotary Club plays hosts to visiting medical teams including catering for them and providing teams with accommodation.
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