2019/2020 Budget Consultations: Forward plans required of WAF
10 March, 2019, 5:19 am
GOVERNMENT is now seeking forward plans from the Water Authority of Fiji (WAF) prior to the construction of any four-lane road project.
Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum made this known while speaking at the 2019/2020 National Budget consultation in Lautoka yesterday indicating this requirement to limit damage on infrastructure.
“One of the other things, when we do the four-lane, is we get WAF to give us their forward plans,” Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said.
“In Fiji, traditionally, they used to build a road, they put the water pipe underneath, so if a water pipe leaks, you dig the road to fix the pipe.
“So to fix one infrastructure, you damage another.”
To curb this, the A-G said the Government was now focused on making utilities accessible and limit damage to other infrastructure in the process.
More from our coverage of the 2019/2020 National Budget Consultations in today’s edition of The Sunday Times and also in our e-Edition.