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Road Works Continue

The Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) is continuing its task of ensuring all roads are accessible for emergency and recovery services. The first priority when Cyclone Winston had passed was to
02 Mar 2016 09:48
Road Works Continue

The Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) is continuing its task of ensuring all roads are accessible for emergency and recovery services.

The first priority when Cyclone Winston had passed was to open up the primary road network and the main jetties to allow emergency services and supplies free movement around the country.

This was achieved within four days. Since then FRA crews have been pushing hard into more remote areas – especially those hit by the monster storm and the worst of the flooding like Taveuni, Ra and Ba provinces.

FRA’s acting chief executive officer Rory Garland said one of the authority’s priority areas on Viti Levu had been southern Ra and Northern Tailevu.

“This is where the eye of the storm came ashore in Viti Levu and caused some of the most devastating damage,” Mr Garland said.

“Namarai and Dawasamu roads have now been opened up to allow immediate access, however we will need to go back to this area to make more permanent repairs.

“At the same time we have been pushing hard to get into the areas around Vanuakula, Nasau and Nakorovou on the other side of the Kings Road. This is an isolated area and has been one of our most challenging tasks since the cyclone hit.

“This has been an all-out effort by our contractor’s crews and we now have emergency and supply access to most of this badly hit area. We will have to go back through and make these repairs more permanent and this will take a little longer.”

 

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