The Fiji TimesPM Rabuka opens bridge; acknowledges predecessor

Fiji’s Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka commissioned the Nayarabale Bailey bridge on Vanua Levu yesterday and acknowledged his predecessor Voreqe Bainimarama for starting a undertaking that might profit villagers of Cakaudrove.

Mr Rabuka stated the $2 million bridge meant youngsters would not miss college throughout inclement climate and flooding wouldn’t be such an enormous difficulty.

“Everybody has contributed to this profitable undertaking — together with the contractors, villagers and the federal government — previous and current,” he stated.

“Improvement initiatives will proceed and earlier than us, the Ratu Josaia Bainimarama authorities began constructing the bridge we opened at present.

“Such is the very fact of life that progress occurs.

“Some will probably be known as to construct roads however in at present’s fashionable world, we don’t construct roads however we higher and enhance the roads constructed by our predecessors.”

Mr Rabuka stated they had been grateful to the earlier authorities and planners for the imaginative and prescient they needed to assemble the bridge for villagers.

Village headman Lote Turaga stated throughout heavy rain when the river flooded, college students wouldn’t have the ability to attend college and fogeys weren’t in a position to journey to the Labasa market to promote produce.

“Everybody will get affected and we’ve confronted that drawback for a few years,” Mr Turaga stated.

“We’re grateful to the Bainimarama authorities for beginning this undertaking as we’ve got requested for this bridge many instances.

“Now we don’t have to fret in regards to the floods or dangerous climate because the bridge will assist us get safely throughout to the opposite facet.”

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