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Call to shift the highway

Tevita Vuibau
Saturday, March 08, 2014

THE Water Authority of Fiji says the FRA will have to consider diverting the Kings Rd away to avoid further slips at Babavoce in Tailevu.

Responding to questions sent by this newspaper yesterday, WAF said the site of the road was above a relieving water source and would continue to slip.

"Given that it is on the hill, it is the relieving point of some sort of spring.

"As such, even if FRA wants to repair the road at its current road alignment — by consolidating the adjacent area that has slipped via compaction and gabion installation — this water source will continue to find its way out and the same thing will happen all over again."

WAF also said the area was part of a water catchment for a dam located adjacent to the road with the dam providing drinking water to people of nearby Naiborebore Village and Tai District School.

"The whole vicinity including the road and the eastern side of the small hill which is now currently being used as by-pass is the catchment area."

"Diverting the road will also ensure that the catchment could at least provide its full potential."








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