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Bridge to benefit 8000 people

Repeka Nasiko
Thursday, January 31, 2013

WITH the $13million Moto bridge nearing completion, more than 8000 residents in the area are anticipating an improved livelihood with its completion.

Moto area advisory counsellor Arun Sharma said the main aspect of the bridge was its height above the river.

"The old bridge would flood every time there was heavy rain or flash floods making it hard for people and vehicles to cross," said Mr Sharma.

"This new bridge is much better than the old one because it is out of reach of flood waters and will allow people and vehicles to cross.

"Our children will not be left every time there is heavy rain and workers will be able to go to work.

"Public transport will also be able to come to residential areas to pick up passengers."

Ba special administrator Arun Prasad said market vendors and sugar cane and vegetable farmers would be able to use the new bridge.

"Areas like Moto, Nukuloa, Valevutu and surrounding villages are heavily populated with sugarcane farmers, vegetable farmers and market vendors."





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