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Building bridges to last

Building bridges to last
Attorney-General at Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum
March 08
10:00 2018

Bridges are supposed to last around a 100 years but because of poor workmanship under previous administrations, some bridges had given up in just 60 years.

While delivering a response to a question on how the Fiji Roads Authority is held accountable over the work they do, Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said where the need arose for roads to be reworked on, it was done without any further payment to contractors by the Fiji Roads Authority.

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said modern day technology was used to ensure mistakes of the past when fixing roads were not repeated.

He pointed out that in many instances, water pipes were placed underneath the roads. This meant that in some cases leakage went undetected, pipes became old while some had asbestos.

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said the underground drainage was also an issue but now roads were being built with those problems in mind and despite Fiji’s weather, works had progressed.

Edited by George Kulamaiwasa

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