Fiji Time: 2:35 PM on Thursday 5 March

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Troubled bridge to affect cane growers and FSC

Felix Chaudhary
Saturday, June 07, 2014

THE Fiji Sugar Corporation is working with the Fiji Roads Authority to ensure a damaged bridge in Koronubu, Ba, is fixed before the start of the cane crushing season in two weeks time.

About 50,000 tonnes of cane and 62 harvesting gangs stand to be affected if the bridge is not fixed by June 19 when harvesting and crushing is scheduled to begin at the Rarawai mill in Ba.

FSC executive chairman Abdul Khan said the bridge was a priority for the industry because of the large number of farmers affected and the significant amount of cane in the area,

"We are liaising with the FRA. And the issue is being worked through to make sure that it is repaired on time," he said.

FRA spokeswoman Onarina Umu said work had commenced on the bridge.

"We can confirm that the bridge, after receiving major structural repairs, is planned to reopen in July," she said.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Ali praises PM
  2. Against torture
  3. Eggplant beats papaya sales for the first time
  4. Committee voices disappointment
  5. IT academy opens doors
  6. Police warn farmers
  7. Refrain from eating, killing turtles
  8. State firms doing well
  9. Call for independent body
  10. Human rights training recommended for disciplined forces

Top Stories this Week

  1. Porn search: Fiji in top ten Friday (27 Feb)
  2. Dead in early morning plunge Friday (27 Feb)
  3. Leap of faith Monday (02 Mar)
  4. Two appear in court Tuesday (03 Mar)
  5. Face for a book Monday (02 Mar)
  6. A-G: Don't interfere Tuesday (03 Mar)
  7. New uniform for institution Wednesday (04 Mar)
  8. For sale! Sunday (01 Mar)
  9. Father of taxi debate Monday (02 Mar)
  10. Looking at the big picture in 7s rugby Monday (02 Mar)