Fiji Time: 1:02 AM on Thursday 26 May

Fiji Times Logo

/ 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.








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 0.62450.6055
JPY 52.949449.9494
GBP 0.32420.3162
EUR 0.42680.4148
NZD 0.71190.6789
AUD 0.66510.6401
USD 0.47760.4606

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 25th May 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Hayne, Ryan miss out
  2. Hayne, Ryan, nowhere in sight
  3. Heroes welcomed by excited crowd
  4. Kicking and screaming in the jungle
  5. Vodafone Fiji 7s heroes have arrived
  6. Fiji Airways gives free trip to 7s players
  7. FNPF money by deception: woman charged
  8. Heroes back home
  9. Fiji offers help
  10. Welcome home boys

Top Stories this Week

  1. A costly 'blunder' Saturday (21 May)
  2. Woman fronts court over FNPF cheques Thursday (19 May)
  3. Son crushed to death, parents seek answers Tuesday (24 May)
  4. Where to after Rio Thursday (19 May)
  5. Ryan gutted Tuesday (24 May)
  6. 7s taboo Friday (20 May)
  7. Hayne's Rio barrier Monday (23 May)
  8. Hayne, Ryan miss out Wednesday (25 May)
  9. Senior citizen's alleged murder angers police Saturday (21 May)
  10. Ryan eyes Olympics gold Saturday (21 May)