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Be Patient, Minister Says

The Minister for Local Government, Parveen Kumar, has called on the people of Labasa to be patient as the new bus stand would be more improved as construction is expected
15 Nov 2014 00:15
Be Patient, Minister Says
Minister for Local Government Parveen Kumar (second from left), in Labasa on Thursday. Photo: Peni Drauna

The Minister for Local Government, Parveen Kumar, has called on the people of Labasa to be patient as the new bus stand would be more improved as construction is expected to be completed early next year.

Briefing Mr Kumar during his visit was a MWH Global staff who said the existing bus stand has an unsealed surface that was very hard to maintain.

MWH Global was contracted by Government to oversee the improvement, repair and rehabilitation of Fiji roads.

“The existing layout had poor management of buses going in and out. Stopping areas and overall pedestrian safety are factors that were taken into consideration with the design of the new bus stand,” the staff said.

“The new layout of the bus stand will also provide channelling 18 buses so that they line up in an orderly fashion. We are also providing a separated pedestrian crossing in the bus stand for pedestrian safety.”

The design of the new Labasa Bus Stand was jointly undertaken between MWH Global and Fulton Hogan Hiways Joint Venture.

Meanwhile, Labasa Town Council Savusavu/ Labasa special administrator Vijay Chand said the council requested Fiji Roads Authority to look at resurfacing the existing bus stand area and how they could look at the safety

peni.drauna@fijisun.com.fj

 

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