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Work begins on Fiji wharf redevelopment

4th December 2019 - 07:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Work has begun on a major upgrade to Stanley Brown Wharf in Suva, Fiji, under a programme being carried out with the Australian government.

Australia is working to strengthen maritime security in the Asia-Pacific region with its Pacific Maritime Security Program. The country is giving Guardian-class patrol boats to 13 Pacific Island partner nations under the $2 billion programme.

The redeveloped wharf in Suva will provide safe and secure berthing for Fiji's new Guardian-class patrol boats.

Alex Hawke, Assistant Defence Minister and Minister for International Development and the Pacific, said: ‘I am proud to be here with my Fijian partners to mark this first step in the redevelopment of Stanley Brown Wharf.

‘The importance of the upgraded wharf will be fully recognised when the new Guardian-class patrol boats are delivered to Fiji. The upgraded wharf will provide a safe and secure home for the larger and more capable patrol boats.’

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