Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka visited the Toge Crossing today, located approximately 15km inland from Ba Town.
The crossing serves as a crucial link for the villagers of Toge, connecting them with essential services, markets, and amenities in town. However, the crossing is vulnerable to flooding during heavy rainfall, causing transportation disruptions and rendering it impassable.
During his visit, Prime Minister Rabuka was briefed on the current state of the crossing and the plans to replace and upgrade it with a bridge.
The primary goal of this project is to create a more robust and reliable transportation infrastructure for the villagers of Toge.
Upgrading the Toge Crossing to a bridge will bring significant benefits to the village and its surrounding areas.
It will provide a safe and reliable passage, even during periods of heavy rain and flooding. The bridge will ensure that essential services, markets, and amenities remain accessible to the villagers, improving their quality of life and enhancing economic opportunities.
Prime Minister Rabuka expressed his commitment to the development and well-being of the Toge community.
He emphasised the importance of infrastructure projects like this in fostering connectivity, promoting economic growth, and improving the overall resilience of the region.
Prime Minister Rabuka reassured the villagers of Toge that the government is dedicated to fulfilling their infrastructure needs and enhancing their access to essential services.
The Head of Government expressed his appreciation to the Toge community for their patience and resilience in dealing with the challenges posed by the current crossing. He reiterated the government’s commitment to providing them with a secure and reliable passage through the construction of a bridge.