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Road upgrade pleases residents

Salaseini Moceiwai
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

RESIDENTS along the Siberia Branch Rd in Labasa are no longer travelling on dusty and deteriorating road conditions.

Thanks to Fiji Roads Authority sub-contractors Fairdeal Earthmoving Contractors Limited and Fulton Hogan Hiways, the road has been fixed.

Road committee member Viliame Gucake said residents of the small farming community were happy about the upgrade.

"The condition of the road was initially bad but now, it has improved a lot," Mr Gucake said.

"Taxidrivers were usually hesitant to drive through this road because of the previous condition but now, I think, they will start providing their services to us.

"Before, a lot of us walked for miles in order to get to the tarsealed main road but now buses are frequently visiting us.

"We wrote a letter to the Government Service Centre and officials there acted upon it immediately."

Resident Veera Swamy shared similar sentiments, saying life would be much easier now that their road had been repaired.

Authority CEO Neil Cook yesterday said he visited the road and requested immediate maintenance.

"I visited the road myself and the condition was really bad," he said.

"There was a lot of road work needed. The workers repaired the drains, cleared the vegetation along the roadside and also conducted some pavement work.

"I am impressed with the road improvement work and I am glad to note the residents are happy with it."








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