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$1million spent on road rehab

Repeka Nasiko
Monday, February 04, 2013

THE Fiji Roads Authority has spent almost $1 million on road rehabilitation in the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Evan.

Confirming the figure, FRA road management consultant, Mike Rudge said the damage suffered on national roads would cost the authority up to $3 million.

"We have been working on roads affected by Tropical Cyclone Evan and currently the most damage to the road network was in the Central and Eastern Division because more rain fell on that side of the country," he said.

"As for the Western side of the country, there was not much damage and we are continuing with road upgrades that were already scheduled before the cyclone hit.

"On the entire cost of these rehabilitation works, the damage in total would cost $3m. We have spent about $1m already on repair works." Mr Rudge said upgrade works that were being conducted before Cyclone Evan had begun and were on schedule.

"There was not much disruptions to the road works. All contractors know the job that they have to do and are working closely with us. "We have given additional sites to look at and they would be working on these new projects along with their current ones."

He said the authority planned to complete the projects before the end of the year.