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Poor tender interests

Luke Rawalai
Tuesday, May 06, 2014

FIJI Roads Authority consultants have started an investigation into the lack of tender interests from companies for construction of the Savusavu jetty waiting shed.

Authority CEO Neil Cook said they recently requested tenders for the construction of a waiting facility at Savusavu to include toilets.

He said unfortunately no tenders were received.

"FRA's consultants are investigating why there are no tenders and will advertise for new tenders soon," he said.

"We believe it is essential that these facilities be provided as soon as possible.

"FRA has a budget of over $100,000 available for this work."

Mr Cook said construction would begin as soon as FRA engaged a contractor to carry out the building work.

"We are working on formalising the land agreements while the project is programmed for this year."

He was responding to concerns raised by members of the public travelling from Taveuni to Suva and vice versa on the unavailability of a waiting shed at the Savusavu jetty.

Elina Telawa of Waiyevo, Taveuni said passengers on board the Suilven usually have to hunt for resting spots in Savusavu.

Ms Telawa said people travelling overnight from Taveuni usually had to resort to bushes to relieve themselves because there were no proper public convenience facilities for travellers.

"Tired from the long boat ride I have seen people brave the wind and rain just to catch fresh air when the vessel calls into Savusavu," she said.

"Fiji Roads Authority needs to look into the issue because it affects the lives and health of the travelling public.

"A lot of people had raised the same issue and I thought of highlighting it in the papers so that people do not have to suffer anymore."








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