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Relief for residents

Maciu Malo
Thursday, February 28, 2013

RELIEF at last for 400 Lovu residents after the fast response of the government and the Fiji Roads Authority to repair the Lovu bridge that was washed away by strong currents caused by the heavy downpour last week.

The bridge was closed to traffic for a few days during the flood which affected students and people in the area.

Resident Prakash Chand yesterday called this newspaper to commend the government for its quick response in solving the problem.

"We are so relieved that the bridge has been fully repaired," he said.

Ba advisory councilor Viam Pillay was also grateful to the authorities for clearing the debris in the Moto river.

A total of 22 bridges and culverts were closed to traffic in the west as a result of flood.

Fiji Roads Authority boss Neil Cook said contractors were doing their best to restore services.

"Contractors will be working very hard over the next couple of days to restore access. Some of the sites will require more time if crossings have been washed away," he said.

"Floodwaters are still high in streams and creeks which is making many crossings and low-lying areas inaccessible to vehicles and the public."

Mr Cook also asked members of the public to be patient and at the same time take care while using these bridges.


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