Fiji announces big infrastructure investments


<p style="text-align: justify;">Authorities in Fiji have announced that 100 km of new roads would be completed and thrown open to the public by the end of this calendar year.<!--more--> The new roads are mainly in the country’s western division, which is dominated by tourist resorts and where the country’s main international airport is located.</p>
<p style="text-align: justify;">The new roads do not include other major road works along the trunk Queens and Kings Road that girdle the main island of Viti Levu, according to a communiqué. Several other roads designed to benefit both locals and tourists like the Sigatoka Valley Road are also under construction or refurbishment.</p>
<p style="text-align: justify;">Apart from roads, new crossings as also a number of other infrastructure related constructions are under way. A new $2 million jetty at Nairai in Koro will begin operating next month. It is expected to improve services and ease transport from the island to other parts of the country and generate economic activities on the island.</p>
<p style="text-align: justify;">Chinese construction companies are playing a major role in Fiji’s road and ports infrastructure sector over the past few years.</p>
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