Road

$50m per year to speed up rural road projects

The Government has allocated $50 million a year for the next three years to increase and accelerate rural roads programs. Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama was in Ra today commissioning the Vanuakula Crossing: We just made an agreement between the Ministry of Rural and Maritime Development, the Ministry of Lands and Mineral Resources, the Ministry of Environment […]

Staff Writers

February 3, 2016 1:34 pm

The Government has allocated $50 million a year for the next three years to increase and accelerate rural roads programs.

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama was in Ra today commissioning the Vanuakula Crossing:

We just made an agreement between the Ministry of Rural and Maritime Development, the Ministry of Lands and Mineral Resources, the Ministry of Environment and the Fiji Roads Authority to focus resources and attention together on the major roadwork needed in rural areas over the next three years.

The Fiji Roads Authority will work closely with the Divisional Commissioners Office and these ministries to pick up the pace in developing and rehabilitating our rural roads.

We will devote $50 million a year to increase and accelerate our major rural roads programme. This is on top of general maintenance of existing rural roads that will have a new focus in the coming year.

He added that the crossing was one of many general upgrades to roads that will happen this year.  The government spent $2.1 million to build the crossing through the Fiji Roads Authority.

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