Access to market for more than 100 copra farmers living along the Natewa West Coast will be easier after the spot
metalling upgrading currently being worked by the Fiji Roads Authority
The FRA contractor Fulton Hogan Hiways Savusavu Depot Manager, Isaac Rakabikabi, said there are approximately 15
different sections currently undergoing upgrades.
“All 15 sections are 150 – 200 metres in length and a crew of six are currently working on the spots,” he said.
“We are trying to be more proactive. As we are approaching the cyclone season, there will be more rain and we have
identified the frail spots that are usually affected by rain that result in huge potholes,” said Mr Rakabikabi.
Natewa West Coast Road serves Drano Village, Nabua Village, Tabia, Vuinadi, Korotasere and a few copra settlements.
Works on the 30-kilometre road include grading the road, forming a cross-fall for surface water to flow off (mainly to
prevent potholes), compaction works by roller, and the final grading process to smooth the road surface.
Natewa West Coast Road is off Buca Bay Road and is 42 kilometres away from Savusavu Town.