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Vatuwaqa families compensated

July 19, 2016 6:16 pm

Two families who have been living near the Vatuwaqa old bridge for the past twenty four years, have been compensated by the Fiji Roads Authority.

The families have dismantled their houses and have moved to the opposite side of the bridge.

A family member, Sesoni Bai says there was an arrangement with Fiji Roads Authority to relocate to a new location close by, to allow construction of the new Vatuwaqa bridge to take place.

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Meanwhile, Fiji Roads Authority CEO John Hutchinson says the arrangement made by Fiji Roads Authority established with the residents saw them receiving compensation for their buildings.

Hutchinson says it was not safe for them to remain at the current location which is within the construction site and subsequent road reserve.

The construction of the new Vatuwaqa bridge is programmed to take two and a half years.

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