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FRA Terminate China Railways First Group Contract Works For 9-Miles To Rewa Bridge

FRA Terminate China Railways First Group Contract Works For 9-Miles To Rewa Bridge
Part of the incomplete road works along Koronivia.
October 12
17:58 2018

Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) has terminated its contract with  China Railways First Group (CRFG), to deliver the highway works from 9-miles to Rewa Bridge on Kings Road.

In a statement, FRA chief executive officer Johnathan Moore said efforts to try and get the project back on track have not been successful.

He said the project has fallen further behind programme.

“The section of Kings Road that was to be delivered by CRFG is entry to Fiji for many visitors and the continued and increasing delays to completion has been deemed unacceptable, resulting in the current action.

“The decision to terminate any construction contract is not taken lightly and the management of the FRA has strictly followed the conditions of the contract in doing so.”

Mr Moore said FRA has been in discussion with replacement contractors to deliver the remained works.

He said arrangements are approaching completion.

“We have also been made aware of concerns over the recent termination of workers by CRFG.

“The 9-Miles to Rewa Bridge project is the only project that has been terminated so if CRFG is unable to reallocate staff then they will be taking action to terminate those that cannot be put onto other projects.

“The FRA has no intention of losing experienced workers, particularly as they were not the root cause of the reason to terminate the contract, so in good faith, we are in discussion with other contractors working on FRA projects with a view to absorbing as many as possible into running projects. Over the next week we will be continuing in this effort to support these displaced workers,” Mr Moore said.

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