Nukubal­avu Road

Fiji Sun - - Comment -

Si­mon Hazelman, Savusavu

A cou­ple of years ago, Fiji Roads Au­thor­ity’s (FRA), Robert Sen, re­sponded to a let­ter of mine about seal­ing Nukubal­avu Road here in Savusavu.

Mr Sen men­tioned that this par­tic­u­lar road was in­cluded in the Au­thor­ity’s For­ward Works Pro­gramme as part of sealed road ex­ten­sion.

I’m won­der­ing if this For­ward Works Pro­gramme for sealed road ex­ten­sions is ear­marked for this decade and not the next?

Once again, I would like to high­light rea­sons why Nukubal­avu Road in Savusavu should have been sealed be­fore other roads in and around Savusavu.

First and fore­most, the road leads to the chiefly vil­lage of Nukubal­avu, home of the Tui Nasavusavu, the high chief of the re­gion of Savusavu.

Sec­ondly, fam­i­lies have lived along this side of the penin­sula for over 200 years.

Thirdly, it is the most pop­u­lated area on the out­skirts of Savusavu Town which is just a mere six-minute drive.

Lastly, its sit­u­ated on the wind­ward side fac­ing the con­stant south­east­erly trade winds and with the road run­ning along the coast­line, res­i­dences are faced with hav­ing to con­stantly in­hale dust ris­ing be­cause of the ev­er­in­creas­ing traf­fic!

Nukubal­avu Road re­mains the last road in and around Savusavu to be sealed when it should have right­fully been the first.

I hope my grand­daugh­ter will live long enough to wit­ness the seal­ing of Nukubal­avu Road here in par­adise!

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