New Toga Bridge promises relief

February 5, 2024 6:33 am

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The role of road infrastructure in helping propel Fiji’s economic development has been emphasized by Transport Minister Ro Filipe Tuisawau.

He highlights the positive impact of well-maintained roads and bridges on travel and transportation of goods.

Ro Filipe contends that these networks foster trade and commerce and it contribute to overall economic growth.

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The Minister stresses the significance of sustainable road infrastructure in rural communities, citing its role in driving development and enhancing livelihoods.

Addressing the completion of the long-awaited Toga Bridge in Rewa, Ro Filipe characterizes it as a critical project with overdue benefits for the local population.

He points out that the previous low-level crossing was inadequate, particularly during heavy rains when it would flood, disrupting transportation and impeding the movement of people, students and farmers.

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With the new bridge in place, Ro Filipe assures that such challenges will become a thing of the past.

He notes that the $4 million investment in the project represents a commitment from the government to address the community’s needs and enhance their overall well-being.

Ro Filipe adds that the opening of the new bridge signifies a fresh start for the people of Toga, ushering in a promising future for their children.