$5.3m used by FRA to construct the roads from Yawe to Daviqele in Kadavu - Ro Filipe

$5.3m used by FRA to construct the roads from Yawe to Daviqele in Kadavu - Ro Filipe

By Iliana Biutu
Tuesday 16/04/2024
Minister for Public Works, Meteorological Services, and Transport, Ro Filipe Tuisawau Source : Parliament of the Republic of Fiji )

$5.3 million was used by the Fiji Roads Authority to construct the roads from Yawe to Daviqele in Kadavu.

Minister for Public Works, Meteorological Services, and Transport, Ro Filipe Tuisawau highlighted this while responding to a question by Opposition MP Aliki Bia regarding an update on the status and plans to complete the road initially developed to connect the Southern end of Kadavu from Yawe to Lomati and Daviqele, Minister for Public Works, Meteorological Services, and Transport, Ro Filipe Tuisawau.

He says the construction of this road commenced in 2017 by the Fiji Roads of Authority, and this construction involved the new construction of 4.7 kilometres of road along the Yawe District from Nakorovou to Naqalotu, and despite the disruptions caused by COVID-19, it was successfully completed in 2021.

Ro Filipe says that the contract was awarded to Prem's Civil Engineering Limited for the upgrade of the existing 9.7 kilometres of road from Vunisea to Nabukelevu-i-Ra, as well as for the additional construction of 4.7 kilometres of road along the Yawe District.

He says the government, through FRA, is advancing development in the next phase from Naqalotu to Lomati, covering approximately 8 kilometres in length.

He says following this phase, they will work on the road from Lomati to Daviqele, which is about 3.5 kilometres in length.

Leader of the Opposition, Inia Seruiratu, asked Ro Filipe whether he had been to Kadavu to experience the challenges on the roads that the villagers face daily, Ro Filipe responded, saying the team is planning to visit the island of Kadavu, where the road construction has been taking place.

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