The Fiji government has cancelled the contract of a Chinese company for failing to build a road it had signed to complete by July last year.
The contract had already cost the government the full price of US$34 million.
The China National Overseas Engineering Company, COVEC, blamed wet weather for completing only 35 per cent of the road in Tailevu province in over four and a half years.
The chief executive of the ministry of works, Anasa Vocea, says COVEC will lose a bond of US$3.4 million for failing to do the work.
The termination letter also allows the government to use all the road building machinery brought to Fiji by COVEC to complete the road.