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Buses return to village after 30 years: Chief

Buses return to village after 30 years: Chief
Baulevu road undergoes major rehabilitation work by Fulton Hogan Hiways. Photo: Fulton Hogan Hiways
February 05
11:49 2017

A tribal chief of Nawi Village of Dakuniba has acknowledged that the upgrade by the Fiji Roads Authority has done wonders for the three villages of the district.

The chief Iosefo Benadito said he had never seen the bus come to the village for almost 30 years.

He said the recent road upgrade would to open up access to help him expand his yaqona farm.

Dakuniba is 78 kilometres away from Savusavu town and the road services three villages namely Nawi, Dakuniba and Kura.

Fulton Hogan Hiways Savusavu Depot Manager, Solomone Nabete, said the crew cleared drainage and overgrown vegetation, resheeted the existing road and also did some structural repairs to the road and culverts.

“Before the upgrade only three tonne carriers and four-wheel drives could access the road, but today the bus drops off villagers at the village frontage,” said Mr Nabete.

“The villagers can now travel with comfort to the hospital, to town and most importantly move their produce to market.” Source: Fulton Hogan Hiways

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