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$31 million allocated to replace 16 bridges

January 11, 2018 5:19 pm

A budget of $31million has been allocated for this financial year towards replacing sixteen bridges around the country.

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says another 30 bridges are planned to be replaced over the next five years.

Bainimarama says they’ve also set aside some funds for other developments.

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“We’ve set aside nearly $10million to upgrade and expand roads and roundabouts in the Suva, Nausori and Lami corridor where nearly a third of Fiji’s population live because we are committed to building the foundation of road infrastructure that you and your children can rely on.”

Bainimarama adds that $9.5million to construct footpaths and $4.5 will be used to construct street lights in Wainibokasi, Vuci, Nadera, Nadawa and Nasinu, Dobuilevu and Kalokalo crescent road.

Meanwhile, the Stinson Parade and Vatuwaqa bridges were opened to all traffic yesterday.

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