Fiji Roads Authority allocated $527.5M

Fiji Roads Authority allocated $527.5M

By Save Waqa
Thursday 29/06/2017

The Fiji Roads Authority has been allocated $527.5 million in the 2017-2018 National Budget.

The increase of $66.4 million in the 2017-2018 budget is mainly attributed to the need of increase in staffing from 130 to 170 employees and the expansion of the FRA in different divisions in the country.

An increase in capital expenditure due to the expansion of the street lighting, footpath, drainage and rural roads construction programme.   

Part of FRA’s ongoing initiative to improve the standard of existing road network is the maintenance programme which covers the overall road network to which FRA has allocated $80 million while Tropical Cyclone Winston rehabilitation of roads, bridges and jetties has been allocated $13.9 million.

The Fiji Roads Authority will also look to expand, build and upgrade rural roads throughout the country with an allocation of $60 million to complete this initiative. 

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