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MOTO BRIDGE A LIFELINE TO 10,000 PEOPLE
The Moto bridge, located in Ba in the Western division has become a lifeline to more than 10,000 people.
Commissioner Western Joeli Cawaki in a brief ceremony this week re-opened the bridge after it was destroyed by the recent floodings.
The new the double layered asphalt surfacing, and 117 meter long super structured bridge which had used up more than 211 tons steel, and 1840 cubic meter concrete will be used until the new one is completed by next year and Government is working with the contractors for the successful completion of the new permanent bridge.
Ba Advisory Councilor Mr. Viam Pillay said residents had gone through a lot of difficulty as a result of the washing away of the bridge from these floods. He says that this will be the only crossing that cane farmers will use for the imminent cane crushing period.
Mr Viam said that the Moto area covers , Moto, Nadrau, Kumkum, Vatusui, Naruku, Toge, Balevutu, Nukuloa back road which is inhabited by more than 10,000 people.
Now people of Moto will have access to full bus services and be able to get their lives back on track.
Mereoni Raisola, a local woman says that the new Irish crossing has eased her burden and worries about sending her children to school will soon be over, bringing relief also to residents who have endured transportation problems since the January flood.