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Council Lauds Public Walkway

  The construction of a 310-metre long concrete walkway from the Labasa Court House to the Labasa Hospital is underway. The walkway plays an important role in reminding the people
02 Dec 2015 10:30
Council Lauds Public Walkway
From right: Special Administrator Labasa/Savusavu Vijay Chand, Faiyaz Khan, Labasa Manager FHH Jashneet Deo and Operations Manager Frank Van Der Sluys at the footpath construction site.PHOTO:SILIVA CAWARU.

 

The construction of a 310-metre long concrete walkway from the Labasa Court House to the Labasa Hospital is underway.

The walkway plays an important role in reminding the people that Fulton Hogan Hiways (FHH) are actively taking action in proving road and walkway infrastructure developments in the North.

The special administrator for Labasa and Savusavu, Vijay Chand, has commended Fulton and the Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) for their progressive work.

“There have been complaints from the public that FHH has been unproductive in completing their projects but people need to be reminded that FHH is at least doing something rather than nothing,” Mr Chand said.

“The council has been struggling to get the walkway done since it was becoming a problem for the people especially during wet weather conditions when pedestrians walk on the road to avoid the slippery and muddy walkways.

“Many people use this walkway to travel to and from the hospital and Government department workers also use the walkway. They would now have easier access to travel safely.”

The council will add botanical gardens along the walkway as a town beautification project.

Meanwhile Fulton’s Labasa manager Jashneet Deo said the lack of concrete suppliers was a slowing factor.

“We could have completed it within a few days but since there is only one concrete supplier in Labasa it slowed down our work,” Mr Deo said.

The walkway will also be wheelchair friendly when completed.

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