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Nanuku farm road upgrade to benefit farmers

For years farmers in Fiji have been challenged by the condition of some of the country’s rural roads that had affected the delivery of their produce to market. Under the Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) Maintenance Programme, Fulton Hogan Hiways (FHH) continues to address this concern having already upgraded numerous rural roads in 2016 alone, with the […]

Nacanieli Tuilevuka

August 9, 2016 7:00 am

For years farmers in Fiji have been challenged by the condition of some of the country’s rural roads that had affected the delivery of their produce to market.

Fulton Highway crew working on Nanuku road outside Nausori town. (Pacific Reach)
Fulton Highway crew working on the Nanuku road outside Nausori town. (Pacific Reach)

Under the Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) Maintenance Programme, Fulton Hogan Hiways (FHH) continues to address this concern having already upgraded numerous rural roads in 2016 alone, with the latest, the 500 metre Nanuku Farm Road outside of Nausori.

FHH, Korovou Depot Supervisor, Ulaiasi Bolalailai said they have widened the road from two meters to five meters.

BOLALAILAI: “The Fulton Hogan Hiways crew removed high shoulders, graded and gaveled the 500 metres and widened the road from 2 meters to 5 metres. It is now protected from the weather and can be used all year around no matter the conditions.”

He added that previous to the upgrade the road needed major maintenance that affected both farmers and their families, but this is no longer the case.

Titoko Tukana, who is one of those farmers who live along the road, said that with the upgrade he plans to expand his farm and believes other farmers will also expand because they now have open access to their market.

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