Heavy showers affect MID road work

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BY LORETTA BRIGIDIA MANELE

THE bad weather currently hovering over the country is taking its toll on roadworks, it is reported.

Unpredictable heavy showers in the capital have been one of the challenges for the Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID) in its quest to effectively carry out the road work they have been engaged in around the capital.

This is according to Mr Mike Dagara, who is the ministry’s Deputy Director of Civil Engineering.

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Moreover, when asked about roads MID is currently working on, he said that they have a number of contractors working on different road zones.

Dagara added that they have one contractor working along the Vura Naha road, another working at the Kukum Campus road all the way up to Henderson and one contractor responsible for the road along Panatina.

Speaking of one of the challenges they face, he said the rainy weather which has been pouring inconsistently is the only problem they have been experiencing at the moment.

The Deputy Director stressed that when there is rainy weather it affects the pace of roadwork carried out especially when it comes to tar sealing, which he highlighted can only be done when the weather is favourably dry.

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