Fiji Time: 11:34 AM on Saturday 30 April

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Jetty plan

Litia Vulaidausiga And Torika Chandra
Saturday, August 02, 2014

THE Fiji Roads Authority says it is working with a contractor on an alternate jetty design for Yasawa-i-Rara in the Yasawa Group.

The jetty was left battered by Tropical Cyclone Evan in December 2012.

FRA chief executive officer Neil Cook said they found their original design for the jetty was likely to be inappropriate.

"We had a project to go and remediate the jetty," he said earlier this week.

"Unfortunately, when we went in to start rebuilding that, whilst we had concerns about the original construction, it was actually far worse than what we thought.

"The good thing about that is that the alternative we are looking at will hopefully provide a much better end-product and likely to cost us less money."

He said they expected the project to progress to completion within the next two to three months, and hopefully have something more usable for the people of Yasawa-i-Rara, stressing that the villagers had been reasonably resilient.

"There's a part of the jetty still intact and at the moment, the supply boat uses that. It is very inconvenient but the people are making the most of what's available to them."

In June, Pacific Marine and Civil Solutions Fiji were awarded the lucrative contract to repair the jetty, valued at $2.6million.

Yasawa district representative Siona Ratulevu said they looked forward to its completion as rough winds had previously blown off boats lined up on the beach.








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 0.61350.5945
JPY 53.471650.4716
GBP 0.33380.3258
EUR 0.43020.4182
NZD 0.70870.6757
CAD 0.61210.5931
JPY 54.771751.7717

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 28th April 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Locked in freezer
  2. PM rejects holiday bid
  3. State will not rebuild churches
  4. Devi thankful
  5. Fijian peacekeepers serving in Sinai safe
  6. 'Develop culture of honesty'
  7. Water problem a 'curse'
  8. Rakete cries for Koro
  9. WAF building closed
  10. NCDs in iTaukei up

Top Stories this Week

  1. Horror crash relived Wednesday (27 Apr)
  2. Shoeshine boy makes it big Monday (25 Apr)
  3. Horrific crash kills 1 Monday (25 Apr)
  4. Teacher fears for safety Tuesday (26 Apr)
  5. Overstay Monday (25 Apr)
  6. Father farewells son Wednesday (27 Apr)
  7. Try night fasting, doctor urges Monday (25 Apr)
  8. Horror car crash claims man's life Sunday (24 Apr)
  9. 'Ridiculous change' Tuesday (26 Apr)
  10. 7s eligibility Wednesday (27 Apr)