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Meeting This Week For Road Slip And Affected Roads Up North: Usamate

“There has been extensive damage on our roads across Vanua Levu and with the number of activities carried out together with the water logged soil, there is a high possibility of more landslides.”
08 Feb 2021 13:35
Meeting This Week For Road Slip And Affected Roads Up North: Usamate
Minister for Infrastructure, Meteorological Services, Lands and Mineral Resources Jone Usamate with his team inspecting the cracks at Lomaloma slip along Savusavu Highway in Vanua Levu on February 6, 2021. Photo: Ministry of Lands and Mineral Resources

Jone Usamate said they will have a meeting this week to map out the use of Lomaloma slip (transinsular road) in the Northern Division and other affected roads.

The Minister for Infrastructure, Meteorological Services, Lands and Mineral Resources was in the area on Saturday, expressing his concern over the use of the single lane proposed by the Fiji Roads Authority.

“We are going to have a meeting this week to review whether we can still use the single lane or not,” Mr Usamate said.

“I am worried about the cracks appearing on the road caused during Tropical Cyclone Ana.

He said there was still a lot of moisture in the soil and continuous heavy rain posed further threat.

“My advice to the motorists especially while driving through the night to be careful while driving at the bend,” he said.

“There has been extensive damage on our roads across Vanua Levu and with the number of activities carried out together with the water logged soil, there is a high possibility of more landslides.”

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