FRA Acquires Land At Suva Port For New Stinson Bridge
The Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) has acquired a piece of land at the Suva Port to be part of the new Stinson Parade Bridge.
This was confirmed to the Fiji Sun by Mr Nixon Toremana, FRA Program Manager Bridges and Jetties.
When asked – “Is it true that FRA has acquired a piece of land at the Suva Port?”
His answer – “Yes. FRA acquired this land to enable the new bridge design to line up well with Harris Road.”
Mr Toreman said that new Stinson Parade Bridge would be built at the same location.
However he said the new bridge would be built with an improved design and re-alignment that would connect motorists with Harris Road
In an earlier interview with the media he announced that construction work on the Stinson Parade Bridge, Suva would also begin later this year.
“The project cost of these two bridges is $30 million and is funded by China Government Grant Aid. The Fijian Government’s contribution is $4.5 million,” he said during the media interview
Since this bridge project is a China Aid project through a grant, the tender process was conducted by the Government of the Peoples Republic of China.”
Mr Toreman said based on this process, China Railway Group 14 was awarded the contract to design and build these two bridges.
The construction of both the bridges he said was programmed to take 29 months.