The Fiji Roads Authority has suspended the rip and remake programme under which roads were being repaired and improved and will be fully resurrected in the new financial year.
This comes as some contracted workers had raised concerns that they are not working as the FRA has halted some projects and were not releasing funds.
FRA CEO Kamal Prasad says the programme has been suspended due to priority now being given to routine maintenance.
Prasad says they will use the treatment if is deemed the most cost-effective solution in the interim.
The FRA will not respond to further questions regarding their budget however, Minister for Public Works, Ro Filipe Tuisawau had confirmed earlier last month that the FRA has utilised about 86 percent of their budget where $314 million from the budgeted amount of $362.9 million had been used.
Meanwhile, FRA’s capital projects such as the Queen Elizabeth Drive Project and Foster Road Project continue.
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