12 Feb 2015

Fiji minister explains action over sewage repairs

11:50 am on 12 February 2015

Fiji's minister for infrastructure says no tender was issued for the reconstruction of the waste water trunk pipe that collapsed last year because it was an emergency.

Pio Tikoduadua told parliament repair work cost 478 thousand US dollars with the Water Authority taking the money from its budgets for both 2014 and 2015.

He says there was no tender because they wanted to make Christmas as pleasant as possible for the people affected.

The minister also told parliament that a permanent structure will in place by December.