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Authority: Navai Road On Our March Programme

Authority: Navai Road On Our March Programme
Rohit Nand a rural service licence provider face difficulty driving on Navai Road in Seaqaqa. Photo:SUPPLIED
March 20
10:30 2017

Work on a cane access road in Seaqaqa, Macuata, is expected to start on Thursday, says Fiji Roads Authority.

The four-kilometre Navai Road provides access to families and students.

Fiji Roads Authority chief executive officer John Hutchinson said they were aware of the condition of Navai Road, which is a cane access and Rural Service Licence (RSL) route in Seaqaqa.

“The access road has been inspected and is included in our March additional programmes,” Mr Hutchinson said.

“Based on priorities, the repair works on Navai Road will commence on Thursday.”

Mr Hutchinson was responding to a concern raised by a Rural Service License (RSL) operator, Rohit Nand, who provides transportation for 60 students.

Mr Nand had said the deteriorating road condition had forced the students of Navai Primary School, Seaqaqa Primary School and Seaqaqa Central College to walk on foot.

“I am very worried not only that my lone business is affected, but students and family members are deprived of transportation,” Mr Nand said.

Mr Hutchinson further said: “This is the first time that we came to know of Mr Nand’s complaint and again we urge members of the public to contact us directly on 5720 to log and follow up on complaints.

“We are trying to complete all pending and backlog requests and programmes from Natua to Navidamu area at the same time covering the main bus routes and RSL network within the Seaqaqa sugar cane farming areas, while making our way towards the road end.”

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