8 Mar 2017

Multi-million dollar upgrade for Fiji's sugar cane roads

5:31 pm on 8 March 2017

The Fiji Government this Friday is to launch a multi-million dollar project to upgrade roads in the sugar cane production areas around Malolo near Nadi.

A sugar cane field in Fiji.

A sugar cane field in Fiji. Photo: RNZI/ Sally Round

$US14.6 million dollars is being provided for the work by the European Union under its "Accompanying Measures for the Sugar Protocol".

It will be implemented by the Pacific Community's Rural Access Roads and Associated Infrastructure Project.

The Fiji Government said the project would see over 200 kilometres of cane access roads and drainage systems in the Malolo, Drasa and Koronubu cane sectors rehabilitated between now and the 2018 cane crushing seasons.

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