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Overseas firm starts work

Luke Rawalai
Thursday, February 06, 2014

THE Fiji Roads Authority will spend about $20million on road maintenance in the North this year.

Authority CEO Neil Cook said New Zealand company Fulton Hogan Highways had already started maintenance work in the division.

Mr Cook said the company had established itself well with the road system in the North, and was familiar with the needed repairs.

"We do not promise instant work on all roads but the maintenance program will continue for years as it is not a one-year project," he said.

"This does not include the road projects that are already underway between Dreketi and Nabouwalu and the Savusavu Buca Bay highways.

"Government is focused on improving the infrastructure in the North and FRA will ensure that these dreams are fulfilled."

Mr Cook said between$20m and $30m had also been set aside for bridge replacements around the country.

"Eleven bridges have been earmarked to be part of the replacement program and this will take a few years.

"We are just waiting on our bridge designers to finish their design processes as our team aims to produce bridges that can withstand pressure for a long period of time.

"Eleven tender packages for eleven bridges around the country have already been advertised and we are currently waiting on replies from those interested."

Mr Cook said an extra $15m to $20m had also been set aside for the maintenance of jetties nationwide.








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