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New Quarry To Help North Road Works

New Quarry  To Help North  Road Works
From left: Fulton Hogan Hiways Quarry Supervisor Isimeli Tuiloma shows Safety Officer Timoci Diloi and Savusavu Depot Foreman Filimone Bale the different rock type and sizes at the new quarry in Nukubalavu, Bua. Photo: Fulton Hogan Hiways
May 17
10:00 2018

A new Fulton Hogan Hiways (FHH) quarry based at Nukubalavu in Bua will boost road works on Vanua Levu, benefitting roads that serve over 3000 people.

Located just seven kilometres away from Nabouwalu, and leased from the Mataqali Valelevu in Bua, the new quarry began full operations in February this year after supporting road building materials arrived.

Quarry Supervisor, Isimeli Tuiloma said: “It will be providing us with some good source of material and binders as well, and it is very good for unsealed roads here in the Northern Division.”

Mr Tuiloma said after extensive testing at the site, the material sourced from the new quarry conforms to Fiji Road Authority standards, paving the way for work to start.

Not only does using the hard rock sourced from the quarry provide a better quality of material than that sourced from rivers, there is a reduction of the environmental impact on river ecosystems and water quality for people living downstream.

Because of the distance of the quarry from the nearest FHH Depot in Savusavu, the crew will camp at Navaevae to operate it with the aid of a stone crusher, a loader and an excavator.

Some of the Fiji Roads Authority’s major access routes that will benefit from materials sourced from the new quarry include the main Nabouwalu road, the Nasolo junction and other roads such as Solevu and Kubulau.

Fulton Hogan Hiways (FHH) is contracted by the Fiji Roads Authority to carry out road maintenance work in the Central, Eastern and Northern Divisions.

 

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