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Rural roadworks

Nasik Swami
Wednesday, January 08, 2014

MORE rural roads will be upgraded this year by Fulton Hogan Hiways.

And the New Zealand-based company contracted to carry out maintenance works on Fiji's roads said while some rural roads were upgraded last year, more attention would be given to them this year.

The company yesterday conducted safety awareness at the Samabula Depot for its workers as they get ready to start the new year.

Fulton Hogan Hiways general manager Peter Watts said safety was an important area for them as they recorded 28 injuries in their workplaces last year.

"There is a lot of evidence that our guys have been on holiday and had a bit of a break, they lose their focus on safety," Mr Watts said.

"The first and the most important thing for us is to finetune back into thinking safe before they go out and do any work."

Mr Watts said apart from the rural roads, they would continue to upgrade roads in Suva's CBD and carry out improvement work along the Queens Rd.

"We got through a lot of rural road upgrading, we had a large presence in the CBD, improvements through Lami and Queens Rd, we have had routine cyclic maintenance and then we got some rehabilitation work and resealing work as we go through the year as well.

"We have got a fair target; we are working essentially in the Central, Eastern and Northern divisions and spread across all districts."








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