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Fiji Roads Authority Seeking Contractor To Work On Suva Roads

FRA chief executive Jonathan Moore said they had to go through a governance process to choose the right contractor for the work.
28 Nov 2019 14:54
Fiji Roads Authority Seeking Contractor To Work On Suva Roads
Milverton Road. Photo: Ronald Kumar

 

Fiji Roads Authority is in the process of identifying a new contractor to replace the terminated contractor responsible for the Suva Arterial Road Upgrading Project 2 (SARUP 2).

This was the project that was to rehabilitate 17 seriously deteriorated roads within the greater Suva area.

FRA chief executive Jonathan Moore said they had to go through a governance process to choose the right contractor for the work.

He said the project would have worked on some of Suva’s key roads which included Ratu Sukuna Road, Amy Street, Waimanu Road, Milverton Road, Nabua and Princes Road.

He said the Ministry of Economy, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the World Bank were key partners in this project.

“World Bank and ADB have a set of rules and regulations we have to abide by,” Mr Moore said.

“This is a very important job to us because some of these roads are badly deteriorated. This is not just a fill-in job. This is total reconstruction.

“We are disappointed that we had to terminate the contractor. We went through a due diligence process with this contractor, they were compliant to the tender and committed to us in requirements to the contract. And they were a contractor which had an international reputation.

“So our mission now is to minimise the delay and still attain that goal.”

The contract is worth around $150 million.

Edited by Percy Kean

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