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Peg thefts worry FRA

Litia Vulaidausiga
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

THE Fiji Roads Authority is concerned that survey pegs at a new Denarau route under construction in Nadi continue to be the target of thieves.

FRA program engineer Zaina Khan said the pegs marked road alignments and warned of underground cables and utilities,

"Their removal not only disrupts and delays construction plans but also risk the safety of workers and members of the public" she said.

"The FRA would like to remind road users to stay safe and keep workers safe by slowing down when driving through any of these works."

The route is part of a $200million road upgrade project in Nadi and Suva, with construction of this link road contracted to China Railway No.5 Engineering Group.

The company's site coordinator, Tony Yang, said other resources removed included silt fencing, which was part of an environmental management plan to prevent erosion.

The FRA said Nadi police had to increase night time patrols to curb the theft.

"There have also been cases of loose livestock roaming around and trampling the barrier fencing, so the FRA is requesting that people tie up their animals properly and avoid removing survey pegs and fencing."

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