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Road works aimed at farmers

Luke Rawalai
Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Update: 12:57PM ROAD upgrade works progressing at Lajonia outside Labasa Town will enable farmers to transport their produce to Labasa market with ease.

Resident Sikeli Sikivou said farmers found great difficulty transporting their produce to town as taxi drivers refused to service the road. 

"Now with this upgrade, we will find it easy to transport our vegetables and root crops to the market on time," Mr Sikivou said. 

Meanwhile, a statement from Fulton Hogan Hiways (FHH) said it was working with the Fiji Roads Authority to provide road maintenance for the Central, Eastern and Northern divisions, including the nearly-completed upgrade of Lajonia Road in Labasa. 

"The eight-man FHH road crew has nearly completed the upgrade of the Lajonia Road. With close to 2000 residents and sugarcane farmers living along the road, residents are already reporting an improvement in their access to the market," the statement said.

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