28 Dec 2017

Stronger bridges and faster internet for Fiji

11:34 am on 28 December 2017

The Fiji Roads Authority is planning to replace forty bridges around the country in the next three years.

FBC News reports the agency's Chief Executive, Jonathan Moore, said they aim to build more modular steel bridges that would last at least a few decades.

He said the bridges need to be replaced with stronger and durable materials.

Meanwhile, Fiji's second largest island of Vanua Levu is to get improved internet after the Tui Samoa cable laying projected was completed in Savusavu last week.

The Fiji Times reports the cable landed in Suva on Wednesday.

Fiji International Telecommunications CEO George Samisoni said communications costs would be reduced and services would increase.

He said the system would initially provide 100 times more bandwidth than the current radio system.