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Drainage work in Savusavu area begins

Work to clear drainage and prevent flooding at Belego settlement in the North is underway. The is being carried out by Fulton Hogan Hiways (FHH) under the Fiji Roads Authority’s
01 Dec 2017 11:00
Drainage work in Savusavu area begins
Fulton Hogan Hiways crew clearing drainage and high shoulders along the Belego settlement in Savusavu on the Transinsular Road. Photo: Fulton Hogan Hiways

Work to clear drainage and prevent flooding at Belego settlement in the North is underway.

The is being carried out by Fulton Hogan Hiways (FHH) under the Fiji Roads Authority’s maintenance programme to provide access to Central, Northern and the Eastern Divisions.

Fulton Hogan Hiways Savusavu Depot supervisor, Pradeep Singh, said unblocking the drainage at the Belego section of Transinsular Road was needed, because it was the main reason for flooding.

“Whenever there is rain, the place gets flooded and overflows onto the road and into the settlement located right by the road,” he said.

Work included removing wrecked culverts and installing five new cross culverts, clearing 700 metres of blocked drainage and clearing high shoulders.

Belego settlement is located along the Transinsular Road that services more than 300 residents.

Jyotika Roy, a resident and shop owner of Belego said: “Now we do not have to worry about the rainy season.

“For more than ten years, we were challenged by the rainy weather that caused flash floods in this area so this is a relief.

“There will be no more flooding and this helps my business by bringing more customers.”

A crew of five men from Fulton Hogan Hiways worked on the drainage with an excavator and two trucks.

Source: Fulton Hogan Hiways

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