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400 Metres Stretch Of Road Brings Relief To Saqani Village

The project was funded under the ministry’s Community Access Roads, Footpaths and Footbridges (CARFF) programme at a cost of more than $40,000.
22 Mar 2022 14:20
400 Metres Stretch Of Road Brings Relief To Saqani Village
Minister for Defence, National Security and Policing, Rural and Maritime Development and Disaster Management Inia Seruiratu (middle) with villagers during the commissioning of the community access road in Navetau Village in Cakaudrove on March 17, 2022. Photo: Ministry of Rural and Maritime Development

About 120 people including school children and the elderly of Navetau Village in Cakaudrove will benefit from the 400  metres  access road that was opened last Thursday.

Village headman Akuila Kubutawa said since Tropical Cyclone Yasa in 2020 their temporary access road was damaged and vehicles couldn’t enter the village.

 

“Now children will happily take time to go to school, people will not worry about getting wet in the rain, and the burden of carrying housing materials on their back would be a burden of the past.”

He thanked Minister for Defence, National Security and Policing, Rural and Maritime Development and Disaster Management Inia Seruiratu for the initiative.

The project was funded under the ministry’s Community Access Roads, Footpaths and Footbridges (CARFF) programme at a cost of more than $40,000.

 

Mr Seruiratu said the access road linked the villages of Navetau and Maravu along the coast of Saqani in Cakaudrove.

“Accessibility is important for our people and this project is an opportunity to improve their livelihood,” Mr Seruiratu said.

He hopes this will bring positive change and development to the community in Saqani.

 

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