Fiji Time: 2:49 PM on Sunday 26 April

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Similar funding for the next four years will help upgrade

Mere Naleba
Monday, November 26, 2012

Fiji Roads Authority manager change Mike Rudge believes that all road works and other road maintenance that needs urgent repairing will be done successfully, with the $422 million budget allocation by the government for next year.

"The FRA is delighted with the budget that the government has provided. This budget achieves a good balance of improving the road network with the new capital projects in Suva, Nadi and Vanua Levu and sustainable funding for roads and bridge renewal and maintenance," he said.

He said if the government and other donors continued to assist FRA with similar funding for the next four years, FRA would be able to maintain maintenance and renewal of more than 500km of reseals, more than 85km rehabilitation works, 80,000km of unsealed roads grading, 300km of new gravel on the unsealed road, all potholes filled within a week maximum response time, pavement repairs, improved pavement marking and delineation, shoulder maintenance, drainage maintenance (cleaning and upgrading), signs maintenance, routine bridge work (excludes major structural work), vegetation control, initial emergency response (excluding full reinstatement to be funded separately) and improved standard of traffic management.

Mr Rudge said government was aware of similar level of funding for the next few years in order to sustain road conditions that had been repaired and those that were currently being fixed.

"The FRA believes that the level of funding the government has provided for maintenance and renewals of roads and bridges will allow us to make a difference to the roads that most need it," he said.

FRA received $27.3 million for its operating grant and $395.1 million as its capital grant.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Simply the best
  2. Police probe body find
  3. Military team to leave for Noumea
  4. $5m supermarket provides jobs
  5. Man found unconscious, pronounced dead
  6. Bible verse inspires graduate
  7. Students add colour to celebrations
  8. Toddler drowns in river
  9. Time to remember the brave sons
  10. Tourists enjoy fine weather

Top Stories this Week

  1. Gang rape Monday (20 Apr)
  2. Bloody Sunday Monday (20 Apr)
  3. The murder of a schoolteacher Tuesday (21 Apr)
  4. Death shatters dream Monday (20 Apr)
  5. Wish for son's death Monday (20 Apr)
  6. Wrong body for burial Thursday (23 Apr)
  7. Unclaimed body laid to rest Tuesday (21 Apr)
  8. Hunt for terrorist Thursday (23 Apr)
  9. Rights over freehold land Wednesday (22 Apr)
  10. PM's office receives 1000 complaints Thursday (23 Apr)