The people of Rotuma can soon expect to see the start of major road development works around the island.

A team from the Fiji Roads Authority is currently on the island conducting the first stages of survey to determine the scope of work needed to be carried out.

The upgrading of roads around the island will enhance access for farmers to transport their commodities while also easing accessibility for school children.

During talanoa sessions with Prime Minister Rear Admiral Voreqe Bainimarama, several villages on the island also requested for the upgrade of their farm roads.

Prime Minister Bainimarama informed farmers that they would be able to access assistance for farm road upgrades through their respective District Officers who are responsible for these types of developments on the island.

Major road capital projects are currently being carried out by the Fiji Roads Authority while upgrades to farm roads are the responsibility of the Ministry of Rural and Maritime Development and National Disaster Management.