THE Department of Works in the Northern Division completed renovation works for the Savusavu jetty, at a cost of more than $59,000 last month.
Divisional engineer works northern Isikeli Raratabu said it took them four weeks to complete the proposed project.
"The jetty was damaged as a result of roll on and roll off boats that continue to berth on the main face of the wharf and not at the proper berthing dock of the ramp," Mr Raratabu said.
"This problem happens when two or more boats arrive at the same time to the jetty."
He said it was for this reason the department had planned to undertake upgrading works on the two jetties on Taveuni and Savusavu by incorporating additional docking space for ramp.
"We will undertake an upgrading project next year on the two heavily demanding jetties in Cakaudrove," he said.
With the renovation work on the Savusavu jetty completed the department is now stepping up on its marketing strategy.
Mr Raratabu said the department had also secured the lease of some of its heavy machinery to the China Railway First Group to be used on the Buca Bay highway road upgrade.
He said it was also part of the department's marketing strategy to support and facilitate development in the north.
At the same time the department will generate government revenue through the hiring of its heavy machinery to contractors undertaking infrastructure projects.
Mr Raratabu said they came at a cheaper cost too.
"The machines we offer for hire are cheaper than the ones owned by private companies.
"The department hopes to receive new machines next year to facilitate cost effective support to government infrastructure developments in the north," Mr Raratabu said.