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Street Lights For Denarau Road Soon

Street lights are expected soon along the road from Narewa village to the new bridge, which links the mainland to Denarau Island in Nadi. Major stakeholders are applauding the initiative
12 Sep 2016 11:34
Street Lights For Denarau Road Soon
he road after Narewa Village which will have street lights installed. Photo: WAISEA NASOKIA.

Street lights are expected soon along the road from Narewa village to the new bridge, which links the mainland to Denarau Island in Nadi.

Major stakeholders are applauding the initiative to beautify and keep this busy  road to the country’s biggest tourism area.

Chairman of Denarau Corporation Limited Nigel Skeggs said, “Lighting of the road, especially on the dangerous corners, is a great addition and will save lives.”

Mr Skeggs added the safety of the residents, staff and guests was of utmost importance and these street lights will be of great help.

He also said the safety of the road leading to Denarau had always been a concern.

“The FRA has already made great improvements after our consultations with them,” he said.

“We appreciate the clearing of the verges of trees and new signage.”

Currently the lights are erected only from town to Narewa village, but there is no extension towards the Island.

In an earlier interview with the late Tui Nadi Ratu Sailosi Dawai, he said the provision of street lights along the Denarau Road to the Denarau Island has been a long wait.

“There is a greater need for street lights to progress towards Denarau Island,” the late Tui Nadi said.

“This is not an ordinary road; this is the road the tourists use to go to the resort.

“This is also where the Fijian economy has been reaping benefits from.”

He added the erecting of the street lights will give a safer and comforting look to the visitors and commuters using the Denarau road.

“Nadi will be rated as a city in 2017.

“That portion of the road does not look good to be dull in the nights.”

Nadi Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Dr Ram Raju shared similar sentiments.

He said, “I totally agree, it should be very similar to the bypass road linking Denarau Road at Narewa village junction to Martintar that was recently opened.”

Dr Raju added that bypass road had lights all along,

He said the road was very wide with wide pedestrian paths.

He further added the sides of the road with footpaths was being put to good use by pedestrians.

“This has made it as one of the best roads in Fiji for motorists as well as pedestrians.

“Many people are seen to be enjoying their morning and afternoon walks or running on these footpaths.”

Meanwhile, a statement received from the Fiji Roads Authority stated that there was a plan put in place but no time frame has been given as yet.

“Plans are in the pipeline to light up Denarau Road under the New Capital Urban Street Lighting Programme,” the statement said.

edited by: Kathrin Krishna

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