COMMISSIONER Central Lieutenant Colonel Laisenia Tuitubou has confirmed that roadworks for the province of Naitasiri were on hold because funds were yet to be released by the Finance Ministry.
Lt-Col Tuitubou said all groundwork and scoping for the roadworks had been completed.
He said they were waiting for various processes and policies to be put in place for the actual work to start.
"When funds are rolling in, then work can start on the road upgrades," Lt-Col Tuitubou said.
He said they wanted all their projects completed for the Central Division as they were looking after five provinces there.
"Naitasiri was the only province which missed out on road upgrade projects under the Public Sector Investment Program (PSIP) for last year," he said.
Lt-Col Tuitubou said they were also focused on other provincial projects within the division which people would benefit from.
"When we are allocated funds from the budget, we can start with our monitoring assessment and tours within the division," he said.
"We can then see which projects need urgent upgrades, especially in rural parts of the Central Division."