THE Fiji Roads Authority has given Blacktop Construction Ltd 10 days to satisfy the required standard of work performance after it went into receivership.
Authority CEO Neil Cook yesterday confirmed that the New Zealand-based company responsible for road upgrading works in the North had gone into receivership.
The situation has worried some sub-contractors in the North who are owed money by Blacktop.
Mohammed Begg, whose truck was hired by the company to do work in Savusavu, is owed about $50,000 and two weeks ago, he was forced to send his driver home.
"The company paid me in January and February and after that, they never paid me anything even though I continued to do work for them in Savusavu," Mr Begg said.
"From the month of March until this month, the company has not given me a single cent and every time I asked for payments, they keep telling me they will pay. I had no choice but to send my worker home because I could not pay him as Blacktop did not pay me too." The Nabouwalu businessman hopes that the FRA and government would help him recover his money.
Blacktop Fiji operations manager Stu Haynes could not comment on the issue saying he was just another employee. Blacktop's sub-contractor Fairdeal Earthmoving Contractors Ltd also refused to comment on the matter.