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Crossings for island

Ana Madigibuli
Wednesday, November 14, 2012

COMMISSIONER Eastern Colonel Netani Rika has confirmed that three foot-crossing projects would be constructed soon for Lamiti, Malawai and Qarani villages on Gau Island.

Col. Rika said they would construct the $81,000 Lamiti foot-crossing first with army engineer's now unloading materials at the village.

"We hope to finish the Lamiti foot-crossing by the end of the year but that will also depend on how soon the army engineers can get the work done," Col. Rika said.

"People have raised their concerns about the temporary walkway that is being used as it is unsafe to travel on," he said.

"We hope to do construction work soon so that people can go safely to Vanuaso and Lamiti."

Col. Rika said the biggest foot-crossing would be the Malawai project estimated to cost $140,000.

"The foot-crossing will be constructed on a wide waterway, which will require a lot of work," he said.

He said construction work on the Malawai project would end next year.

He said government was trying its best to complete the foot-crossing project because a lot of people depended on it to get to school, to health centres and other villages on Gau.

"The Qarani foot-crossing cost only $19,000 because the crossing already exists with only repair works needed to be done."





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