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Road review

Jone Kalouniviti
Wednesday, March 05, 2014

THE authorities will have to review road developments along Sigatoka Valley road because the heavy rains have revealed a new problem.

Farmers have raised the issues of drainage and flooding with the Nadroga provincial office and Agriculture Ministry on the issues they face with the new roads which are raised and in most cases are above the level of the farms and homes.

Nadroga provincial administrator Peni Naqasenivanua said water washed from the roads was either clogging the plantations or in some cases the road was preventing water from flowing out from the farmland to the river.

"We are all looking into this because the development of the roads must go on," said Mr Naqasenivanua.

"This was highlighted at Bilolevu on the west bank, so we have informed the agriculture office about this issue."

The Nadroga agriculture office confirmed it had visited sites where water logging occurred and would submit reports and suggestions to the head office.

The Land Water Resource Management director Colin Simmons said the extension field officers and officers from the LWRM division would visit the area this week to check drainage works that needed to be addressed.

National Roads Authority CEO Neil Cook said they would need more information on the situation as the roads were built before the authority was set up in 2013.

Meanwhile, Mr Naqasenivanua said the only major damage during the heavy rains last week was caused to the roads.

Roads damaged were the Waya Rd to Navula Village, Biausevu Rd, Narewa Village road and also the road connecting the main road to the village of Cuvu.








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