29 Dec 2016

Post-flood road repair ongoing in Fiji

7:31 am on 29 December 2016

The Fiji Roads Authority says most roads are open but repair work is ongoing following severe flooding throughout much of the country last week.

Tropical depression 04F brought heavy rain, flooding, and landslides to Fiji last week causing millions of dollars worth of damage.

The Authority's chief executive John Hutchinson said all emergency work had been completed and the longer term focus would include work on drainage systems.

"Most of our roads have got some form of drainage along the roadside but it's connecting that drainage into the national drainage system and then ensuring that it all gets away adequately, is part of the challenge," he said.

John Hutchinson said drainage was a task which involves other stakeholders and the basic road infrastructure in low lying areas which are flood prone also needs to be examined.