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$17m spent on road rehabilitation

February 1, 2018 4:51 am

The Fiji Roads Authority spent $17million on the Emergency Flood Recovery Project following Cyclone Mick in 2009.

This was revealed during the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee hearing in Suva today.

While giving his submission, Chief Financial Officer, Robert Sen says the project took three years to complete.

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Sen adds roads rehabilitated included Rakiraki to Tavua, Nadarivatu, Monasavu, Koronivia, Lokia in Rewa.

The Authority also stabilized the Wailevu and Lomolomo slips.

Sen told the Committee that Rakiraki Bridge on Kings Road was badly affected by the flooding and needed a complete face-lift.

“The Bridge currently will cater for the main arterial road which is the Kings Road. Currently the normal funding we have the bridge has not gone under water but the other areas that are low that might flood. However, the road has been risen so the Kings Road cross the Rakiraki Bridge will not get funded.”

Sen says the funding for the project was provided by the Asian Development Bank.

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