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Water overflow

Tevita Vuibau
Saturday, January 04, 2014

THE Suva City Council says that buildings along Greig St will be demolished and rebuilt with their floors half a metre above sea level to protect them from flooding when the Nubukalou creek breaks its banks.

This was revealed by the acting CEO Bijay Chand yesterday after the latest incident where shops along Greig St were flooded by rising waters.

"We are aware of the situation and one of the problems is that buildings along there are below sea level and are sinking," Mr Singh said.

"So we are in talks with the owners of the building, the FNPF to have the buildings demolished and rebuilt with floors 0.5m above sea level.

"And it will become a condition for buildings in Suva that all buildings must have their floors half a metre above sea level."

Mr Chand also said that the long term plan for the Nubukalou was to have it dredged.

Mr Singh said this would help to protect the ground floor tenants from having their shops affected by the creek.





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