Fiji Time: 11:23 PM on Thursday 25 August

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Repairs take time

Luke Rawalai
Saturday, March 08, 2014

FIJI Roads Authority chief executive Neil Cook says changes in import levies and duties have made bus operators confident of purchasing new buses.

Mr Cook said the improving road conditions gave the operators more faith that their investments would not be wasted.

"It is a concern to FRA if at any time road conditions contribute unduly to increased maintenance requirements," he said.

"When a prolonged rain event occurs, FRA's contractors have an immediate response regime to address safety concerns, to clear slips and to reinstate access as soon as possible. During the normal course of road maintenance contractors target the gradual and continual improvements to the road network that will, over time, see it become more and more resilient to weather events."

Mr Cook said no road network would ever be "weather-proof".

"However, on our journey that started a little over a year ago, we are already seeing significant improvements both in the way the network handles the rain.

"All bad roads in the North are in the process of being addressed for maintenance or remedial works following the rains over the past week or so.

"This year there will be millions of dollars spent on improving the resilience of roads in the North — so they can 'bounce back' much quicker following prolonged rain events."








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.63940.6204
JPY 50.355947.3559
GBP 0.37250.3645
EUR 0.43880.4268
NZD 0.68320.6502
AUD 0.65270.6277
USD 0.49640.4794

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 25th August 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. 1 charged, 2 under probe for break-in
  2. Kauvesi clears the air
  3. Boy, 4, dies in fire
  4. 7s players to receive cheques
  5. Dratabu Village hosts Olympic champs
  6. UK envoy says 'visa changes' a hoax
  7. Title defence
  8. Tongans stranded
  9. Land lease options
  10. EU-funded shelter for 80-year-old

Top Stories this Week

  1. Ardent fan escorted out of celebrations Sunday (21 Aug)
  2. The woman behind Ryan Saturday (20 Aug)
  3. God — is he dead? Maybe, but not Osea Kolinisau's Sunday (21 Aug)
  4. Ryan confirms decision to leave Fiji Sunday (21 Aug)
  5. 5.1 magnitude earthquake occurs in Fiji Monday (22 Aug)
  6. Taliga eyes Tokyo Tuesday (23 Aug)
  7. 7s top job Tuesday (23 Aug)
  8. Unofficial flag bearer Friday (19 Aug)
  9. Police escort fan away Monday (22 Aug)
  10. 'Ryan a loss' Tuesday (23 Aug)