Fiji Time: 6:39 PM on Friday 30 September

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Dredging benefits

Repeka Nasiko
Saturday, March 29, 2014

THE dredging of the Sigatoka River will be one of the next major projects to be carried out by the Ministry of Agriculture.

Agriculture deputy secretary Uraia Waibuta confirmed the river was next on the list after the successful dredging of the Ba River.

"We are looking at the Sigatoka River project now and it is something that we are working on with stakeholders," Mr Waibuta said.

"We are planning to dredge beginning from the Sigatoka River mouth and move upriver and that is in our plan for the fourth phase."

He said government was focusing on dredging rivers in Fiji to address the flooding problem in low-lying areas located near major river systems.

Mr Waibuta said while the dredging works in Ba would cost government millions of dollars, the positive impacts to come out of the project were numerous.

"It is a costly exercise and we will have to look at the government budgeting to carry on with this exercise."








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.64940.6304
JPY 50.608347.6083
GBP 0.37960.3716
EUR 0.44010.4281
NZD 0.68800.6550
AUD 0.65010.6251
USD 0.49600.4790

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 30th September 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Carjack case on to High Court
  2. Suspended MP vows to fight on
  3. Life on a thread
  4. Nakaora under probe
  5. 'Interviews not allowed'
  6. BAF fines Times
  7. Coach's tough call
  8. Carjacking in broad daylight
  9. More suspects arrested in carjacking case
  10. ALLOWANCE Parliament approves raise for MPs

Top Stories this Week

  1. Dire straits Thursday (29 Sep)
  2. Rugby death Tuesday (27 Sep)
  3. Road closure Saturday (24 Sep)
  4. Carjack case on to High Court Friday (30 Sep)
  5. Rawaca out Sunday (25 Sep)
  6. Private jets attract attention at Nadi Airport Sunday (25 Sep)
  7. Three Cavuilati, 6 Olympians in Fiji 7s squad Sunday (25 Sep)
  8. Police investigate rugby 7s organiser Monday (26 Sep)
  9. Rawaca boosts program Monday (26 Sep)
  10. Judge convicts pastor in rape trial Monday (26 Sep)