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Vanuavou Cocoa Road Upgraded

An alternative backroad route outside of Savusavu Town frequently used by farmers living predominantly in the Saqani and Vanuavou areas in the North has been upgraded. Contracted by Fiji Roads
14 Oct 2016 11:00
Vanuavou Cocoa Road Upgraded
Fulton Hogan Hiways crew in the North improve Vanuavou Cocoa Road. Photo: Fulton Hogan Hiways

An alternative backroad route outside of Savusavu Town frequently used by farmers living predominantly in the Saqani and Vanuavou areas in the North has been upgraded.

Contracted by Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) to carry out these works, Fulton Hogan Hiways (FHH) North has “completed seven kilometres of repair work on the 14 kilometre Vanuavou Cocoa Road,” according to FHH Savusavu Depot manager Solomone Nabete.

Yaqona, dalo, and vegetable farmers living within the vicinity of Vanuavou Village use Vanuavou Cocoa Road to get to Labasa.

Mr Nabete said: “Previously no vehicles would use this road except horse-driven sleds. A heavy down pour can result in very slippery conditions for road users. Working together with FRA, we have significantly improved access for the community of 500 or so residents.

“Soil that had slid on to the road and obstructed movement at two sites along the Vanuavou Cocoa Road was cleared with the use of an excavator and a truck.”

Mr Nabete said a maintenance crew from the FHH Savusavu Depot has cleared drainage and graded and graveled the road to restore its formation.

Source: Fulton Hogan Hiways

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