THE Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama was impressed with the sea wall construction at Kiuva Village in Tailevu during his visit last week.
In a statement the Prime Minister said he had visited the project to assess its progress following an investment by the China Railway 5th Group in constructing the seawall.
The construction of the sea wall began in November last year.
Commissioner Central Lieutenant Colonel Laisenia Tuitubou said the project was funded by the Chinese government which would surely benefit the people of Kiuva.
Lt. Col Tuitubou said the villagers of Kiuva felt the effects of sea level rise.
"The Kiuva seawall was destroyed a few years back and the village coastline was not protected in anyway," Lt. Col Tuitubou said.
"Now the villagers would be able to protect themselves from coastline erosion and farmers can continue farming the land that is close to the sea."
He said the Central Division was indeed grateful for the assistance, as villagers can safeguard their livelihood and at the same time be protected from sea level rise.
He added there were other sea wall projects in the Central Division for this year that government was constructing.