Letters To The Editor, 29th June 2017

Vusiya Bridge Satish Nakched, Suva The Vusiya Bridge, located at the far end of Vuci Road, Nausori, at the junctions of Korociriciri Road, Raralevu Road and Vusiya Road is a
29 Jun 2017 11:19
Letters To The Editor, 29th June 2017

Vusiya Bridge

Satish Nakched, Suva

The Vusiya Bridge, located at the far end of Vuci Road, Nausori, at the junctions of Korociriciri Road, Raralevu Road and Vusiya Road is a vital link for residents in the area to get to the town centre.

This one-way lane concrete bridge is used daily by all kinds of vehicles but the vehicle arriving first there has the right of way to cross. The bridge is about 30 feet in length and runs over a creek which is about 30 feet below.

The width of the bridge just allows a vehicle to go through at a time and there is now walkway for pedestrians. Anyone walking and intends to cross the bridge has to do find an opening when there is no traffic and cross at their own risk. This includes school children and the elders.

The concrete deck surface of the bridge has deteriorated over time. The bridge has no protective side rails to prevent a fall. There are pipes incorporated in the outer beams and supported by the bridge structure and this adds to the risk factor of excessive weight.

The bridge has done its time, has exceeded its useful life cycle and a new one must be included in the strategic planning of the relevant authorities in the near future as a progressive and  corrective measures. This is a hazardous spot which must be eliminated without delay for the safety of the public.


Professional service

Floyd Robinson,  Nasinu

Doctors, but in particular nurses at the Raiwaqa Health Centre deserve commendation for their level of professionalism.

Having been attended to by a doctor and a nurse on Monday I was rather impressed with their service. Both the doctor and nurse seemed committed to attending to their patients.

More importantly, they worked together as a team to attend to patients in a timely manner. One was impressed with the level of cleanliness inside the building. An outstanding factor, was how the nurses treated patients of different cultures, equally, and with a genuine desire to ensure that they received the best treatment possible.

Having visited the health centre over the next few days for a follow-up treatment, I must say that the nurses continue to deliver timely and efficient services for all citizens including men, women and children.


Small business grants

Narayan Reddy,  Lautoka

Wouldn’t it be interesting to find out if the recipients of small business grant are still in business?


TV programmes

Joji Toronibau,  Tunuloa

I always relish and look forward to my favourite past-times on local dailies.

After picking up the newspaper, I hurriedly scanned on the headlines, quickly skimmed through the news before browsing the letters column and finally speed-reading the TV programmes.

But, I miss the TV programmes because they are no longer tabled, especially FBC and Fiji One.

I said in a groan still half snoring “whatever, as long as fresh news is coming over.”


Ungrateful people

Dhirendra Prasad,  Lautoka

There are people in this world who think the world won’t continue without them.

They think that they are the only ones who have the wit and the guts.

They can do anything to sabotage noble initiatives because they are not involved and speak ill of others.

They cannot see others prosper and succeed.

Yet they are believers of the Almighty. They should learn that truth always wins over evil.

Feedback: jyotip@fijisun.com.fj

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