FRA allocated $338.2m
$5 million set aside to repair non-FRA roads that were damaged due to TC Cody and heavy rainfall

FRA allocated $338.2m

$5 million set aside to repair non-FRA roads that were damaged due to TC Cody and heavy rainfall

By Dhanjay Deo
Friday 25/03/2022
[Image: File Photo]

The Fiji Roads Authority has been allocated $338.2 million in the 2021-2022 Revised Budget of which $325.1 million will finance important capital programmes.

$60 million has been allocated to FRA for the renewal and replacement of severely deteriorated roads.

$34.02 million has been provided for maintenance and repair of bridges, and $14.5 million will fund ongoing contracts under the Rural Roads Programme.

Minister for Economy, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says they have also allocated $72.9 million for the maintenance of Fiji’s transport network and road assets such as drainage, footpaths, railings, signage, lights and signals.

$21.8 million has been set aside emergency restoration works to key infrastructure that suffered damage due to Tropical Cyclone Cody and other severe weather events.

Sayed-Khaiyum says due to damages to non-FRA roads since January 2022 due to TC Cody and heavy rainfall, FRA has been receiving requests for repair of these roads and other assets–mainly repair of community roads, crossings, culverts and clearing of drainage. He says $5 million has been allocated for rehabilitation of these roads. Under this allocation, priority will be given to those roads that provide access to hospitals, health centres, schools, settlements, communities and markets. Meanwhile, $102.1 million has been provided to rehabilitate major roads along Queens and Kings Highways, and complete the designs for the 40 critical bridges and three jetties–in Natovi, Savusavu and Nabouwalu.

Click to read: 2021-2022 Revised Budget Estimates

Click to read: 2021-2022 Revised Budget Supplement

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