Minister for Public Works Ro Filipe Tuisawau says the Coalition Authorities has recognized roads that haven’t been maintained nicely by the Fiji Roads Authority.
Talking in Parliament on Thursday, Ro Filipe mentioned the place FRA have been dealing with challenges would now be the accountability of the Public Works Division and this included upkeep and improve of rural roads and river crossings.
“It was envisaged that PWD would even be liable for rural water electrification and sanitation providers in a complimentary method,” he mentioned.
“Basically the PWD might be sharing obligations with FRA on the upkeep and administration of infrastructure, particularly the 6375km community to make sure resilient roads, bridges and jetties.
“The Coalition Authorities has recognized roads that haven’t been maintained nicely by FRA akin to agriculture and forestry entry, tourism associated rural entry routes for social obligations in addition to different sector entry routes with a complete size of 1300km positioned inside the two most important islands in Viti Levu and Vanua Levu.
“That is the explanation we have to reintroduce PWD.
“The decision for re-establishing PWD can also be due to lack of FRA presence within the depots the place the general public had prepared entry to authorities providers and the deteriorated state of a few of these rural roads together with the non-FRA roads.”