Fiji Time: 9:18 AM on Sunday 26 June

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Deadline extension

Luke Rawalai
Friday, May 02, 2014

WORK on the Lomaloma trans-insular road between Savusavu and Labasa may not be completed by May 18.

China Railway First Group Limited revealed the slip project is valued at $5,399,871.

Company spokesman Donald Singh said the project cost $5.4million.

Mr Singh said the total linear length of the project was 309metres for both the slip and road repair.

He said so far, they had completed works accounting to 49 per cent of the total amount of the contract.

"Backfill work has been drastically affected due to the rainy season and excessive rainfall between January and March this year.

"This has affected the projected completion time for the project.

"Currently, we have begun backfill work and we are progressing at a rather slow rate in order to ensure full compliance with engineering requirements."

He added some constraints included the size of backfill material, which was being sorted out by further stone crushing to achieve the 65millimetres required by engineers.

"The project has been affected by high precipitation. Although the rainy season has concluded, even slight rain in this area stops filling works."








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 0.62890.6099
JPY 51.756848.7568
GBP 0.33200.3240
EUR 0.43310.4211
NZD 0.68970.6567
AUD 0.65560.6306
USD 0.49140.4744

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 23rd June 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Rabuka maps poll battle plan
  2. Businesswoman on arson charge
  3. British exit
  4. Police concerns over arrests
  5. Farmer pleads guilty
  6. Music in their genes
  7. Doctors pioneer unit
  8. Historical documents now online
  9. FCEF sets up eighth council
  10. President fights case for mental health

Top Stories this Week

  1. Miss Fiji joins Fiji Police Force Monday (20 Jun)
  2. Hayne works on 'God's call' Friday (24 Jun)
  3. For his people Tuesday (21 Jun)
  4. Samisoni, 12, beats all odds Monday (20 Jun)
  5. 3 Flying Fijians and Tuwai march in Tuesday (21 Jun)
  6. 'Big task' Tuesday (21 Jun)
  7. 12 families homeless Wednesday (22 Jun)
  8. 'Nothing unusual' Tuesday (21 Jun)
  9. Police confirm discovery at Natadola beach Friday (24 Jun)
  10. Resignation threat Saturday (25 Jun)