Relief for Kilaka villagers after road upgrade

Villagers of Kilaka in Savusavu celebrate the recent road upgrade. Picture: SUPPLIED

THE plight of villagers in Kilaka in Savusavu, Vanua Levu, will now be eased after relevant authorities completed a 350 metre road upgrade.

The upgrade works are being carried out at Kilaka Rd which is a “fast response job”.

Works include constructing a new water channel, clearing vegetation, grading the road, and compacting and spot metaling, which has opened up more reliable and comfortable access to schools, work places and markets.

The Kilaka Road upgrade is being carried out by Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) through Fulton Hogan Hiways that implemented road maintenance on behalf of the (FRA) in the Central, Eastern and Northern Divisions.

Kilaka Village is 61km away from Savusavu, and Kilaka Road joins the Wailevu West Coast Road, which connects to the Trans Insular Road.

According to village headman Imanueli Pita, the road upgrade is bringing smiles to the faces of the Kilaka villagers.

“The years of children walking to school and getting wet along the way and our farmers carrying produce on horseback to the main road come to an end. Now, our children will catch the carrier at the village frontage,” said Mr Pita.

“I would like to thank the Fiji Roads Authority and the FHH team on the ground, for a work well done. This is a burden lifted off our shoulders and it’s a big relief.”

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