Fiji Time: 10:13 AM on Monday 2 February

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

FRA nears spending deadline

Luke Rawalai
Saturday, June 14, 2014

THE Fiji Roads Authority will use about $200million out of its $480m budget allocation by the end of this month, says chief executive officer Neil Cook.

Mr Cook said this was in line with government's wishes for government departments to spend at least 60 per cent of their budget by June 30.

He said FRA had started monitoring recent road projects to gauge its expenditure.

"There's a general expectation of around 60 per cent of the programs to be completed by the end of this month," Mr Cook said.

"That desire from government was not a burden in any way as we were expecting that level of progress so we have got no problem with that.

"It would not affect the plans that we have for this year in terms of road rehabilitation works."

Mr Cook said expenditure was not an issue for them.

"Probably, what we would say is that we are pretty much in target for that 60 per cent.

"Therefore, if you take the 60 per cent as expenditure figure on the $480m that we were allocated in this year's budget, we should be well over $200m by month-end."

Mr Cook added major projects along the Dreketi-Nabouwalu and the Savusavu-Buca Bay highway were progressing well.

He visited the North this week with FRA chairman Pio Tikoduadua to monitor the projects within the division.





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. Shattered
  2. Come forward
  3. Fake tabua nothing new, says Ratu Orisi
  4. Hidden Paradise burst into hive of activities
  5. The value of television exclusivity deals
  6. Amnesty period
  7. Programs to empower farmers
  8. Raise more awareness
  9. Fight against dengue on
  10. $1m to help firefighters

Top Stories this Week

  1. Killer on the loose Friday (30 Jan)
  2. Who let our boy go swimming Thursday (29 Jan)
  3. Fake tabua inquiry Thursday (29 Jan)
  4. Old market to turn into live fish shop Tuesday (27 Jan)
  5. Wife tells of sorrow Saturday (31 Jan)
  6. FRCA terminates officers Tuesday (27 Jan)
  7. Community in shock Friday (30 Jan)
  8. Tragic end to tour Wednesday (28 Jan)
  9. New-look bus station plans Tuesday (27 Jan)
  10. Woman found Thursday (29 Jan)