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Draiba Residents Relieved With Road Upgrade

Residents on Draiba Road outside Levuka are benefitting from a major upgrade which has ‘significantly improved access to schools and work’. Fulton Hogan Hiways (FHH) Levuka Depot Supervisor, Nasoko Damudamu
09 Jul 2017 10:00
Draiba Residents Relieved With Road Upgrade

Residents on Draiba Road outside Levuka are benefitting from a major upgrade which has ‘significantly improved access to schools and work’.

Fulton Hogan Hiways (FHH) Levuka Depot Supervisor, Nasoko Damudamu said the upgrade was part of the company’s commitment to service roads in the outer islands under the Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) Maintenance Programme.

Mr Damudamu said the 0.2km road had suffered from poor drainage, potholes, and flooding, restricting access for taxis and four-wheel drive vehicles.

FHH has cleared blocked drainage to ease flooding in the area, re-sheeted, graded and reshaped the road.

Reacting to the completed road works, Draiba Village retired teacher Ratu Peni Vuiwakaya said: “I am so relived and so are the people living along this road.

“We have been talking about it ever since Fulton Hogan came in to fix it.

“I’m thankful to Government, FRA and also the crew that are doing the work.”

Draiba Road services more than 10 farming families, Draiba Village as well as a Housing Authority development project.

 

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