Fiji Roads Authority Team Assesses Rabi Jetty

The $3million Rabi Jetty was opened by Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama in 2013.
23 Jan 2020 09:45
Fiji Roads Authority Team Assesses Rabi Jetty
Rabi jetty

The Fiji Roads Authority left for Rabi on Monday night to assess damage following Tropical Cyclone Tino last Friday.

Acting Chief Executive Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) Kamal Prasad confirmed yesterday that the FRA team left on a barge to assess damage to jetties and wharves in the Northern Division.

“We have not confirmed any cost yet as until all assessments are done then we will be able to put a figure on the repair and maintenance works,” Mr Prasad said.

“The FRA team for Rabi left Savusavu on Monday on board a barge to assess the damage,” he said.

Repair works on Rabi is expected to take one and a half weeks.

The $3million Rabi Jetty was opened by Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama in 2013.

Rabi has four main settlements Tabwewa Village, formerly known as Nuku or Kai Nuku in Fijian, is the administrative centre of Rabi. Then there is Tabiang (formerly Siosio), the home of Rabi’s only school and an airstrip, Uma (formerly Wiinuku), between Tabwewa and Tabiang, and Buakonikai (formerly Aoteqea).

Rabi is the eighth largest island of Fiji and the antimeridian passes through the island.

Meanwhile, according to FRA the Oinafa Wharf in Rotuma is expected to be reinstated in the next two weeks.

FRA has confirmed that its team left last night and are expected to arrive on the island on Friday before repair works commence on the Oinafa Wharf.

Calls have been made to have the wharf relocated to the other side of the island of Motusa, however, Mr Prasad says there are no plans to have the wharf relocated as yet.

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