Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama today visited one of UK’s leading bridge and engineering companies, Mabey Bridge.

The Prime Minister was accompanied by the Hon. Jone Usamate, Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Permanent Secretary for the Office of the Prime Minister Mr Yogesh Karan and Mr. Jitoko Tikolevu, Fiji’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom.

Mabey Bridge has successfully installed more than 300 metres of bridging projects, with the help of local contractors, at some areas in Fiji which included the Nakabuta Bridge in Nadroga and the Navesidrua Bridge in Seaqaqa.

PM Bainimarama said that his government is committed to improving rural connectivity as another way of promoting economic growth and providing access to vital services in Fiji.

“Safe and reliable bridging which is quick to install, is a key enabler, and my colleagues and I are delighted to visit Mabey Bridge today to witness first-hand the superior quality of Mabey Bridge’s products and manufacturing processes,” he said.

Following the visit, PM Bainimarama also met some of the Fijian British Army soldiers in the area.

About Mabey Bridge:

Mabey Bridge is a leading international provider of high-quality modular bridging solutions.

The company specialises in rapid-build, pre-engineered modular steel bridges to enable accelerated bridge construction and improve connectivity in urban and rural areas.

It also delivers bridging solutions for the construction, oil and gas, and mining sectors, as well as for specialist military applications, humanitarian emergencies and disaster relief.

Mabey Bridge, an Acrow Group company, is based in Gloucestershire, UK and has supplied modular bridging solutions to over 150 countries worldwide.