Fiji Time: 1:22 AM on Tuesday 26 September

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Jetty inspections

Repeka Nasiko
Thursday, April 24, 2014

THE inspection of jetties in the Northern Division by the Fiji Roads Authority will be completed in three months, says maintenance manager Dave Nicholls.

During a visit to Labasa, Mr Nicholls said the authority was committed to completing all initial inspections of jetties in the region and the rest of the country this year.

"When Fiji Roads first came in as a stand alone government entity in January 2013, I think there were about 12 jetties that we were responsible for.

"I think it's about 45 jetties now," he said.

"One of the big issues that we have to address now is actually getting around to all the remote islands to inspect them and to see what their conditions are.

"We need to get around to all the remote islands with remote jetties so that we can inspect them.

"That's a huge logistical issue right now.

"We have inspected some jetties last year but this year, we have made a commitment to have a team specifically go out and do an initial inspection of the rest of jetties.

"This will be done in about three months this year."

He said the cost of of the maintenance of the jetties would be part and parcel of the $120million budget allocation given by the government.

"We have a maintenance budget of around $120m but that is for jetties, bridges and roads for the whole of Fiji.

"That's the main islands of Viti Levu and Vanua Levu and of course other islands including Taveuni and Kadavu.

"That is the budget that government has given us to work with and we are working within that budget to do what we can.

"A major project could depend on the size of the jetty and that could cost between $2m and $3m."








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 0.61790.5989
JPY 56.755053.7550
GBP 0.36990.3619
EUR 0.42050.4085
NZD 0.69210.6591
AUD 0.63310.6081
USD 0.50230.4853

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 22nd, August, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Fiji's first
  2. Wrong destination for U16
  3. Complaints worry A-G
  4. Be patient, says Akbar
  5. NFP takes ideas to US, Canada
  6. Hazelman: No need for inquiry
  7. MP: Government will not be swayed
  8. Vocea: Let the world know
  9. Party supporters vow to make a difference
  10. Fiji registers 5.1 mag quake

Top Stories this Week

  1. A sad graduation for Waqatakirewa Saturday (23 Sep)
  2. The fee to kill Tuesday (19 Sep)
  3. Mysteries of the floating island Wednesday (20 Sep)
  4. Pay rise deal Wednesday (20 Sep)
  5. Fiji's first Monday (25 Sep)
  6. Man freed from prison Tuesday (19 Sep)
  7. Resort's legacy Thursday (21 Sep)
  8. Planned water disruption advisory for Suva Wednesday (20 Sep)
  9. Wrong destination for U16 Monday (25 Sep)
  10. Strike threat Tuesday (19 Sep)