Minister updates on road upgrade works

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Minister for Public Works, Transport and Meteorological Services, Ro Filipe Tuisawau during break between sessions at the Parliament complex in Suva on Tuesday, Sep 12, 2023. Picture: ATU RASEA

The seal extension upgrading plan for Vanua Levu is a distance of approximately 50 kilometres, Public Works Minister Ro Filipe Tuisawau says.

He highlighted this in Parliament on Monday when responding to Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Waterways Tomasi Tunabuna’s oral question on the ministry’s plan on the extension of sealing works on roads in Vanua Levu, Ovalau, Taveuni and Kadavu.

“This includes the Nabouwalu Road from the sealed end, Natewa West Coast Road from Buca Bay Road and Wailevu West Coast Road from Savusavu,” Ro Filipe said.

“The sealed road upgrading proposal will focus on the following sections of roads — Nabouwalu Road from the sealed end at Nabouwalu to Cavaga Junction in Solevu, Bua, covering approximately 10 km in length.

“Wailevu West Coast Road from Nabalebale T-Junction to Naviavia and Dawara Settlement with a length of approximately 20 km in Cakaudrove and Natewa West Coast Road from Nacavanadi to Korotasere and Sevaci Junction spanning approximately 30 km.”

Ro Filipe said for Taveuni, they were focusing on the maintenance of the existing road network on the island with some village frontage sealing program for Vuna Village which also covers Vuna Health Centre, Vuna District School, and Kanacea Village on the South-Coastal Road.

“The plan for Ovalau Island is the resurfacing of the main town centre and seal extension for another five km from the end of the seal road.

“For Kadavu, we are focusing on the ongoing road project and the routine and periodic maintenance program for the existing rural road network, to maintain its reachability for the travelling public on these two islands.”

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