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The Prime Minister, Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama, with China Railway First Group’s, Jeff Peng, at the company’s stage one campsite near Dreketi in Macuata. Photo: LOSIRENE CHAND
China Railway First Group was happy to welcome the Prime Minister, Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama at their stage one base near Dreketi, in Vanua Levu, on Monday.
The company’s commercial project manager, Jeff Peng, told the Prime Minister that they had completed the laying of 209 concrete pipe culverts on the 70 km Dreketi – Nabouwalu road and they have started on the construction of 16 box culverts.
Mr Peng advised that as soon as they completed setting up bailey bridges, to be used as temporary bridges, they would start work on building 14 new bridges.
For the 70km road, the company had completed the first layer of fill, which is the embankment layer.
Work has already started on the sub-grade layer which is the second layer of fill.
The project is being supervised by MWH Engineering Limited New Zealand (Fiji Branch), which, just weeks ago, appointed a new senior residential engineer, Craig Mocke.
Mr Mocke replaces Sivaguru Thillainathan, who was the residential engineer for both the Buca Bay Project and also the Nabouwalu Project.