Fiji Time: 11:47 PM on Friday 22 September

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

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."








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.61690.5979
JPY 56.853253.8532
GBP 0.36700.3590
EUR 0.41880.4068
NZD 0.69110.6581
AUD 0.63360.6086
USD 0.50190.4849

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 22nd, August, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Ballot date set
  2. Vesida body find classified as murder
  3. Citizens urged to move past differences
  4. Electrification refund
  5. FNPF for farmers
  6. 90pc births safe
  7. Reforms dismay
  8. Kumar: Boreholes not ideal source
  9. Fire destroys classroom, students relocate
  10. FLOTSAM AND JETSAM

Top Stories this Week

  1. The fee to kill Tuesday (19 Sep)
  2. $16k dream holiday Monday (18 Sep)
  3. Mysteries of the floating island Wednesday (20 Sep)
  4. Teens hurt in brawl Saturday (16 Sep)
  5. Head teacher in court for sexual assault Monday (18 Sep)
  6. Pay rise deal Wednesday (20 Sep)
  7. Man freed from prison Tuesday (19 Sep)
  8. Resort's legacy Thursday (21 Sep)
  9. Murder suspects further remanded Monday (18 Sep)
  10. Planned water disruption advisory for Suva Wednesday (20 Sep)