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Dredging to improve services

Torika Tokalau
Saturday, February 01, 2014

PEOPLE on Rotuma will have something to look forward to when the dredging of Oinafa Jetty is completed in early May.

For 2014, the Fiji Roads Authority has budgeted about $56million for the renewal and replacement of bridges and jetties, including the dredging of Oinafa jetty.

Authority planning and performance manager Christine Serreyn said they had conducted a physical assessment of the jetty and this meant observing it three times a day in different weather conditions to analyse the impact of tides and waves.

Underwater photography revealed the sand accumulation was the primary issue to be addressed.

"The authority was aware the jetty on Rotuma was not working as it should, and it was a priority that people and their goods had access to shipping services," Ms Serreyn said.








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