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North Road Watch

Bua District councillors have been advised to keep a lookout against overloading of heavy laden trucks along the Dreketi-Nabouwalu Highway. They were advised during the Bua District Advisory Council meeting
06 Jul 2015 13:27
North Road Watch

Bua District councillors have been advised to keep a lookout against overloading of heavy laden trucks along the Dreketi-Nabouwalu Highway.

They were advised during the Bua District Advisory Council meeting last week.

Land Transport Authority (LTA) regional manager North Emosi Caniogo said they had joined hands with Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) to stop overloading of heavy-laden trucks.

“We are now working closely with FRA to track down heavy-laden trucks on the road,” Mr Caniogo said.

He said overloading by big trucks contributed to damage of roads in the North.

“This puts another burden on FRA in carrying out maintenance works. This (advice) goes out to truck drivers in Bua because Bauxite mining is taking place in the province.

“We might as well help FRA because we are under the umbrella of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport. By doing this stakeholders will benefit,” Mr Caniogo said.

He said LTA had an office at Lekutu, Bua, which monitored heavy-laden trucks belonging to logging companies.

“The office is open 24/7 and we have officers there who focus on looking at overloading and the condition of trucks.”

Mr Caniogo said the LTA believed that by incorporating overloading in its road safety campaign, it would address the problem of road damage which had been a national problem

He said about $30million was spent on our roads annually for maintenance purposes.

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