Works Minster Michael Nali revealed this in Parliament today.
He said the current backlog of road maintenance contracts is around K700 million, money which they do not have.
He said to cater for all roads, the Works Department needs over a billion kina.
“The Works Department used to have equipment with the PTB (plant and transport board) and when we had road issues, they would step in to assist. But today, the Works Department cannot. We know this.