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Absence of licensed gravel source 'not affecting work'

Serafina Silaitoga
Tuesday, January 30, 2018

THERE is no licensed gravel source on Ovalau Island to supply materials for roadworks, says Fiji Roads Authority chief executive officer Jonathan Moore.

Mr Moore said the team worked closely with relevant stakeholders to secure licensed gravel source.

"There is currently no licensed gravel source on Ovalau," he said. "In order to build, upgrade or maintain roads, you need a good sustainable source of quality material.

"FRA has been pursuing gravel extraction licences pending approval for two potential sites on Ovalau and discussions with relevant stakeholders are well into the final stages."

He has also assured the public that roadworks on the island was not affected. "No, it is not affecting work, but in order to build, upgrade or maintain roads, you need a good sustainable source of quality material," Mr Moore said.

"FRA is hopeful to have this approvals sorted by April, before we start material extraction," he said.

"We are working closely with the Ministry of Lands and Mineral Resources."

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