Labasa

Streetlights restored in Labasa and Savusavu

A full restoration of streetlights and traffic signal infrastructure has been made in Savusavu and Labasa following damage by Tropical Cyclone Winston. The Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) Maintenance Works Manager Aram Goes said this was good progress after the infrastructure had suffered a significant damage. GOES: “Our contractor Prime Fiji is working hard to ensure […]

Peni Shute

April 27, 2016 1:37 pm

A full restoration of streetlights and traffic signal infrastructure has been made in Savusavu and Labasa following damage by Tropical Cyclone Winston.

The Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) Maintenance Works Manager Aram Goes said this was good progress after the infrastructure had suffered a significant damage.

GOES: “Our contractor Prime Fiji is working hard to ensure the streetlights and traffic signal infrastructure is restored quickly and so far we have completed Savusavu and Labasa. We have also restored 90 percent in the greater Suva area and Nadi, 80 percent in Lautoka and 75 percent in Ba.”

Mr Goes said the ultimate goal is to fix all outages in the next 10 to 14 weeks.

GOES: “So far we have spent an estimated $1.2M in the Tropical Cyclone Winston recovery of streetlights and traffic signal infrastructure damage.”

There are approximately 480 street lights in Labasa and Savusavu and only one traffic light in the main town area of Labasa.  The President of the Labasa Chamber of Commerce, Mr Satish Kumar said both the towns were in need of more.

KUMAR: “The streetlights, if it is there it would benefit the people of Labasa and Savusavu. Seeing this means the town is coming up, the town is upgrading, but the streetlights and traffic lights will not benefit our business, since we have certain hours to operate, but atleast it is something good for the people here in the North.”

Mr Kumar stressed the need for more streetlights for the safety of the people living in these areas while crossing road and safety while walking home during the night when it is dark.

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