Thieves make off with nine kilometres of toll road fence in two years
Daraine Luton, Senior Staff Reporter
Criminals have made off with more than nine kilometres of fence along Highway 2000 since January 2012.
Ivan Anderson, the Managing Director of the National Road Operating and Constructing Company (NROCC), told a parliamentary committee today that the issue is causing a headache for the highway developers.
Anderson appeared before parliament’s Public Administration and Appropriations Committee where he reported that the developers are very concerned about the practice.
He told the committee that the developers of the highway are faced with the problem of people damaging the fence to access the road way.
Meanwhile, committee member Mike Henry raised the issue of security on the highway noting that pedestrians and animals have been using the highway creating danger for themselves and other road users.
The NROCC boss said the developer has implemented a number of strategies to help curb the problem and has been partnering with communities to protect and monitor the fences.
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