AFTER major setbacks, the $750,000 Wainiyavu bridge project has now been completed and handed over to the Ministry of Provincial Development.
Commissioner Central Lieutenant Colonel Laisenia Tuitubou officially accepted the bridge from the Department of Works on behalf of the Ministry of Provincial Development yesterday.
The Wainiyavu bridge project took six months to complete with logistics being the major problem during the construction period.
Director building and government architect Tevita Vosaicake said the project was complete and works carried out in future would be done by the Ministry of Provincial Development.
He said they faced major setbacks like logistics during the construction period which caused the construction work to slow down.
"The roads are really bad which delayed the construction materials being delivered on time to the site," he said.
Lt-Col Tuitubou said the bridge was vital because it provided access to those living on the other side of the Wainiyavu River.
He said the construction of the bridge would now open up a lot of opportunities for people living in Namosi to go out and sell their produce in town without worrying about transportation.
"A major issue raised by those living across the Wainiyavu River is transportation. Most have to transport their produce by horseback in order to sell their produce at the market," he said.