FIJI Roads Authority will review its list of tender contractors if the need arises to improve road upgrades and maintenance on Taveuni.
This follows grave concerns raised by people on the island about the availability of machinery for much-needed road repairs but FRA cannot use it because it is not on their list of contractors.
FRA change manager Mike Rudge said they were never made aware of the availability of machinery on the island and that if they had known, they would have started contracting local machine owners instead of bringing machines from Viti Levu.
"We have three principles to road maintenance and that is to have the resources, the funding and the manpower, then we are sure to go on with the upgrade," said Mr Rudge.
"We will have to review our contractor list now that we know of these locals with machinery on the island."
Pacific Transport manager Prakash Sami earlier said a major hindrance to the maintenance of roads on the island was the delay of machinery from Viti Levu.
"Taveuni is an island with high rainfall and roads will be damaged in the process but it is about how we constantly and regularly maintain the roads to be worthy for vehicle movement," he said.