“Modern transportation is critical to our economy and to the social fabric of the country. A reliable transportation network links communities together.”
This was highlighted by Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama while commissioning the new tarseal road and seawall at Tokou village, Levuka.
“This was done at a cost of nearly One-and-a-Half Million Dollars, but it will produce many times that amount in economic activity that it will help to stimulate every day. It is a well-known fact that an efficient transportation system boosts the economy and helps drive incomes upward.”
Prime Minister Bainimarama said that we have a special challenge in Fiji – to link in a permanent and efficient way people living in often isolated areas with other people on their island and to link all the Fijian people living on all our islands.
“This is particularly important for our rural populations, who for too many years were neglected and left to live with a backward road system. But I will never accept the idea that we can leave even one family—or one person—behind in the modern economy. .”
“Everyone needs an opportunity to contribute and to grow and to prosper..”