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Current road conditions depict past poor management

February 18, 2019 7:19 am

The current road conditions show poor management from the past.

Infrastructure Minister, Jone Usamate says the past governments neglected the maintenance of the roads.

Usamate adds this government in the last ten years has invested eight-fold worth of investment into roads.

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The Minister adds this is an 800 percent increase in funding.

“We know what the causes of the major road conditions that we have had in the past. Poor quality installation. If the quality of the installation was good in the past. We this generation have to fix the poor conditions of the past.”

Usamate says comparing the status of roads now with the status of where it was ten years ago is not fair, as it’s not comparing apples with apples.

He adds Fijians need to understand the totality of the road works carried out.

Meanwhile, the Minister adds the Fiji Roads Authority has taken over the responsibility of 1200 bridges, 8220 street lights and more footpaths.

 

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