Fiji Times Logo

Fiji Time: 7:33 PM on Wednesday 17 September

/ Front page / News

Road workers upgrade skills

Atasa Moceituba
Saturday, March 29, 2014

ABOUT 200 road industry workers engaged with Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) from the Central, Eastern, Western and Northern divisions will be participating in a series of intensive workshops.

The six-day training program is designed to suit best practices to be used in road maintenance and construction.

Fulton Hogan Hiway training and knowledge transfer manager Danny Poharama said the workshop was an important contribution to the development of sustainability within Fiji's roading industry.

"The workshop will teach us on how we can get better compaction into our work, especially on the way the roads are designed and built," Mr Poharama said.

"We want to give the public a long lasting safe road."

Mr Poharama said the training would give workers a better understanding of their roles because some of them did not have a clue of what they were doing.

Fulton Hogan Hiways asset technician Iliesa Tuikenatabua said the training helped him to know the correct way of using machines and their calculations.

"Our main aim is to learn from what this expert is teaching us and the things we need to apply in order to get good road updates," he said.

He added with the new methods they would be able to improve their services.