FRA confirms no relocation for Oinafa Wharf
January 22, 2020 6:26 am
Fiji Roads Authority has confirmed that it does not have any plans at the moment to relocate Oinafa Jetty in Rotuma.
This comes as there have been calls for the wharf to be relocated to the other side of the island of Motusa.
FRA Acting Chief Executive Kamal Prasad says their teams are expected to arrive in Rotuma on Friday to begin repairs to the jetty that sustained significant damage during TC Tino last week.
“We expect the works to commence first thing Saturday morning and the works will last about a week. Then it should be back to normal services for the Oinafa Jetty. But currently it still can be used it’s not damaged so that it’s closed. It is still serviceable, it’s just one part of it that damaged and we want to make sure that for the safety of the people who are using it, we make sure that it is repaired and ready to be used the way it is supposed to be used.”
The Oinafa Jetty in Rotuma is expected to be reinstated in the next two weeks.
Meanwhile, Rotuma District Officer Etika Taukave has highlighted that flights are still operating to and from the island as Malhaha Airport was not damaged during the cyclone.