RFMF Engi­neers Com­plete Farm Roads and Post-TC Win­ston Clean-Up on Koro

Fiji Sun - - Nation - MAIKA BOLATIKI SUVA Edited by Jonathan Bryce

The Repub­lic of Fiji Mil­i­tary Forces (RFMF) Engi­neers have pulled out from Koro Is­land af­ter com­plet­ing two farm roads and their Trop­i­cal Cy­clone clean up. This was con­firmed by op­er­a­tions of­fi­cer, Cap­tain Vil­iame Kolin­isau yesterday.

He said the 11 sap­pers ably led by Sergeant (Sgt) Ra­jesh­war Prasad com­pleted the two-kilo­me­tre road to Bu­cabuca and the 1.6-kilo­me­tre road to Sosobal­avu Hill on July 25.

Sgt Prasad, also known in the RFMF Engi­neers as Vueta, said his team had done ex­cel­lent work de­spite the num­ber of draw­backs.

“Un­for­tu­nately we did not meet the time­frame to com­plete the work, but we man­aged to do the task prop­erly and ac­cu­rately in or­der to meet the Gov­ern­ment stan­dard of in­fra­struc­ture and road works at the farm­ing site,” he said.

He said that the de­lay in the road works was due to the rainy weather; the in­con­sis­tency of the boat sched­ule for the trans­porta­tion of fuel and the break­down of ma­chines. How­ever, he said that did not lower the morale of his team.

The team also de­mol­ished 48 houses that were damaged by Cy­clone Win­ston in 2016.

He also ex­pressed his ap­pre­ci­a­tion on the enor­mous con­tri­bu­tion from Nasau vil­lagers.

“I would like to thank the peo­ple of Nasau for the sup­port made in terms of ac­com­mo­da­tion, the food they of­fered and the help­ful­ness they of­fered in or­der for us to achieve our mis­sion.”

Nasau Vil­lage head­man Kil­ioni Uluiv­iti said that the RFMF Engi­neers had done a big job in the con­struc­tion of the vil­lage foot bridge, the de­mol­ish­ing of houses damaged by Cy­clone

Win­ston and the up­grade of the two­farm roads which would as­sist them in their daily lives.

He con­veyed his thanks to the RFMF Engi­neers’ for the job well done. Vil­lager, Mr Mos­ese Qion­i­bar­avi said that pre­vi­ously, they would find dif­fi­culty trekking up the hill on rainy weather. Now they can travel by ve­hi­cle in the morn­ing as well in the af­ter­noon.

Photo: RFMF Me­dia Cell

Ve­hi­cles used by the Repub­lic of Fiji Mil­i­tary Forces engi­neers dur­ing their work on Koro Is­land.

Photo: RFMF Me­dia Cell

Repub­lic of Fiji Mil­i­tary Forces engi­neers dur­ing their road works on Koro Is­land.

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