RAKIRAKI Town Council has submitted a proposal to the Local Government Ministry requesting that gabion walls be built along the bank of the Vaileka River.
Special administrator Seini Raiko said the project was the idea of Bhima Group of Companies, which built the town's new floodgate.
"The floodgate has been effective. With the recent heavy rains, we have not experienced any flooding within the town area," said Ms Raiko.
"All of the shops along Cokoba Street would have been flooded by now but because of the floodgate, the street is clear," she said.
Ms Raiko said the next project to further address the flooding problem within Rakiraki Town was the construction of gabion walls.
"I have made a proposal to the ministry regarding the project and we hope to get a response from them within two weeks," she said.
"The gabion walls will be built on either side of the Vaileka River and Bhima Group of Companies has agreed to come in and de-silt the river bottom free of charge. We tried to do this earlier but what we saw was that once we dug out silt from the bottom of the river, it would fall right back into the river when it rained.
"This is where we need the gabion walls to provide a wall beside the river and keep silt from falling back into the river," she added.
Bhima Group of Companies director Abhinesh Nadan said they would begin desilting the Vaileka River once funds were provided for the gabion walls and the weather cleared.
Mr Nadan also revealed a second floodgate would be built near the Vaileka Bridge.