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Farmers Appreciate Nasarava Upgrade

The recent upgrading of the Nasarava Road in Labasa by the Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) has significantly improved access for farm­ers. This is especially during the rainy weather, ac­cording to
27 Sep 2018 11:00
Farmers Appreciate Nasarava Upgrade
Upgrade works on Nasarava Road in Labasa by the Fiji Roads Authority has significantly improved access for farmers. Photo: Fulton Hogan Hiways

The recent upgrading of the Nasarava Road in Labasa by the Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) has significantly improved access for farm­ers.

This is especially during the rainy weather, ac­cording to a resident and sugarcane farmer, Rajen­dra Kumar.

The work will be delivered through Fulton Hogan Hiways (FHH) as part of the periodic road main­tenance programme to provide access to people in the Central, Northern and Eastern Divisions.

The road, which is located eight kilometres out of Labasa Town, caters for sugarcane farmers, root crop farmers and some 2000 residents.

Mr Kumar said because the road was located in a low-lying area, it is often flooded and very dusty at times.

“I am very happy to see that this road is finally getting attention after all these years,” Mr Kumar said.

“Blocked drainage has caused flooding for us eve­ry time it rains. Now the road is also wider, com­pared to the old state.”

A crew of six men are clearing water channels and high shoulders, which will address the issue of flooding.

A total of 3.20 kilometres of drainage is currently being cleared.

Source: Fulton Hogan Hiways (FHH)

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