Budget

$527.2 million allocated to Fiji Roads Authority

The Fiji Roads Authority has been allocated a $527.2 million to cater for ongoing construction and maintenance of roads, bridges and jetties around the country in the 2016-2017 Budget. This was revealed by the Attorney General and Minister for Finance Hon. Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum in Parliament during the budget announcement. Hon. Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said a further sum of $16.6 […]

Nacanieli Tuilevuka

June 22, 2016 9:28 pm

The Fiji Roads Authority has been allocated a $527.2 million to cater for ongoing construction and maintenance of roads, bridges and jetties around the country in the 2016-2017 Budget.

This was revealed by the Attorney General and Minister for Finance Hon. Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum in Parliament during the budget announcement.

Hon. Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said a further sum of $16.6 million is allocated to meet its operational costs and a sum of $99.5 million has been allocated for renewals and replacements of roads, streetlights and traffic signals.

The Finance minister said $31.8 million has also been allocated for rehabilitation works on roads, bridges and jetties for damages sustained by TC Winston.

FRA was allocated $653.8million under the previous budget.

Other major allocations under the FRA budget are as follows:

  • Maintenance Programme ($79.8 million)
  • Emergency Repairs Programme ($13.8 million)
  • Renewals and Replacements – Roads and Services ($85 million)
  • Upgrading and Replacement of Bridges – Bridge Renewals ($38.2 million)
  • Urgent Repair of 9 High Priority Bridges – Walu Bay Bridge, Tamavua Bridge, Labasa Bridge, Lami Bridge, Vesidrua Bridge (Vanua Levu), Tavua Levu Bridge, Naiyalayala Bridge (Taveuni), Matanaivuso Bridge (Kings Road), and Nakasava Bridge (Vanua Levu) ($4.5 million)
  • Construction of Nakabuta Bridge ($1.5 million)
  • Maintenance of Ellington Wharf ($0.5 million)
  • Maintenance and Renewals of Jetties in Savusavu, Vunisea, Natovi and investigation of future renewals at Makogai, Koro, Nabouwalu Stage II, Lomaloma, and Nabukeru ($7.4 million)
  • Upgrading of Rural Roads ($56.9 million)
  • Capital – Access Programme ($10.6 million)
  • Streetlight Improvement Programme ($10.7 million)
  • Capital – Congestion and Capacity Improvements ($8.3 million)
  • Capital – Resilience Programme ($3.4 million)
  • Four Lane Projects for Nadi and Suva ($56.6 million)

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