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Jetties, Wharf Get $18 Million Injection

Jetties, Wharf Get $18 Million Injection
Nabouwalu Jetty in Bua. Photo: Shratika Naidu
July 11
11:00 2018

More than $18 million is al­located for maintenance and renewals of jetties and a wharf around the country for.

Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum in his 2018-2019 National Budget delivery last week said that $18,221,185 has been allocated to Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) for the main­tenance and renewals of nine jetties and the Ellington Wharf at Rakiraki in Ra.

FRA acting Programme Manager Nasir Khan confirmed yesterday that of the ten on-going 2018 to 2019 projects five of them will soon be put out for tender.

Mr Khan said the tender works will be advertised in the dailies.

“Invitations for tender includes Savusavu, Vunisea, Nabukeru, Moala and Wainiyabia in Lakeba, Lau,” Mr Khan said.

“We will be advertising them soon,” he said.

Meanwhile the biggest mainte­nance and upgrading $3 million works will be carried out at the Nabouwalu jetty in the Bua.

The upgrading works encompasses four jetties in the Eastern Division in Vunisea, Kadavu; Makogai in the Lomaiviti group and two in the Lau province – Moala and Wainiyabia in Lakeba.

In the Northern Division are Nabouwalu Jetty in Bua, Savusavu Jetty in Macuata and the Waiyevo Jetty in Cakaudrove.

In the Central Division is the erec­tion of the waiting shed at the Natovi Jetty in Tailevu.

In the Western Division are the Nabukeru Jetty in Yasawa and the Ellington Wharf in Ra.

THE OTHER ON-GOING PROJECTS AND COST INCLUDE:

  • Macuata – Savusavu Jetty ($525,270);
  • Kadavu – Vunisea Jetty ($2,470,000);
  • Cakaudrove – Waiyevo Jetty ($1.6 million);
  • Tailevu – Natovi jetty ($600,000);
  • Lomaiviti – Makogai Jetty ($700,000);
  • Ba (Yasawa) – Nabukeru Jetty ($2 million);
  • Lau – Moala Jetty ($600,00) and
  • Lau (Lakeba) – Wainiyabia Jetty ($700,000.

Mr Khan said that the $25,915 Ellington Wharf works was com­pleted.

The Finance minister also dis­closed that the cost of new projects for the same period was $6 million.

The new projects include $1m for the Natovi Jetty and $5m for the Korotari crossing in Labasa.

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