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Council seeks flooding solution

Felix Chaudhary
Monday, February 25, 2013

INTENSIVE discussions and tests are being conducted by the Rakiraki Town Council and the Land and Water Resource Management (LWRM) department to find an immediate solution to the flooding issue in the central business district of the country's newest town.

Rakiraki interim special administrator Seini Raiko-Vunivutu lauded the efforts of local businessman and long time resident Avinesh Nadan, proprietor of Bhima's Investment Limited, in assisting towards the flood mitigation project.

"Mr Nadan has committed to assist in the river dredging once gabion baskets are installed. LWRM will finalise the measures needed next week and the solution cannot come soon enough as the heavy rain currently experienced in the Western Division seems to be a prelude to flooding," she said.

Meanwhile, a classroom block that was destroyed by fire at Penang Sangam High School last year is being reconstructed and Ms Vunivutu-Raiko lauded the efforts of the learning institution's board of directors in prioritising students' needs and education.





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