7 Dec 2015

Chinese company to rebuild Suva bridges

5:36 pm on 7 December 2015

A Chinese construction group will start work on two new bridges in the Fijian capital, Suva, early next year.

The new Stinson and Vatuwaqa bridges are being funded by a US$14 million grant from China.

China Railway 14 Group has been awarded the contract for the bridges which were closed more than two years ago.

The Fiji Roads Authority says work will start in the first quarter of next year and take nearly two and a half years to complete.

The Fiji government allocated US$14 million in the 2016 budget for the upgrading and replacement of Fiji's bridges.

The government says there are still more than 100 bridges needing urgent replacement because they are in danger of collapse.

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