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Work on access road starts

Serafina Silaitoga
Thursday, June 12, 2014

THE Fiji Roads Authority has started work on cane access roads in the North.

Chief executive officer Neil Cook also clarified that not all cane access roads were under the FRA's umbrella.

"There are some roads we look after and some we don't and we have started maintenance work on the case access roads," he said.

"The maintenance work has been happening for the past few months and we have been working with the FSC on this."

Mr Cook said the roads would be ready before the new season starts in Labasa next week.

However, he said they were also looking at long-term plans to ensure cane access roads were well managed.

"Our biggest challenge is the trucks carrying heavy loads so we are looking into future plans and how will we manage these roads so it does not become a heavy burden," Mr Cook said.

"But as of now, the cane trucks will be able to use the cane access roads as we have already started maintenance work."

National Farmers Union president Surendra Lal said some canefarmers have raised their concerns about the condition of cane access roads.

"Some are still in bad condition and need to be repaired urgently so cane trucks can access them when the season begins next week.

"That is our concern because supply to the mills can be affected if these roads are not fixed."








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