Fiji Time: 12:40 AM on Sunday 30 August

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Plan to relocate village

Mere Naleba
Wednesday, April 02, 2014

THE Prime Minister has instructed his team to monitor and follow up on the possible relocation program for Ogea Village on Ogea Island.

Rear Admiral Bainimarama told the villagers there were only two things that should be at the top of their list in their five-year development plan — the impacts of climate change on Ogea and shipping services to the island.

The Prime Minister said it was important for the islanders to understand and prioritise the possible relocation of the village or other solutions that could become options for the government to take because of the rising sea level because of climate change.

He said he wanted to find a solution to these two issues.

The Prime Minister said the possible relocation or the project to reclaim pieces of land in the village was a priority for the government.

He said knowing that lives were at risk was quite disturbing and that the office of the Commissioner Eastern should fast-track a plan under which survey work would need to be conducted before the end of the year.





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 0.62450.6055
JPY 56.810253.8102
GBP 0.30290.2949
EUR 0.41450.4025
NZD 0.73480.7018
AUD 0.66190.6369
USD 0.47110.4541

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 27th August 2015

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Case transfer angers families
  2. Military allowed to carry arms in public
  3. Draunidalo clears the air
  4. China police to take man home
  5. Ruggers treated to lunch
  6. Sedition a 'real threat'
  7. $507m worth
  8. Envoy: Russia, China are true friends
  9. Creek pollution
  10. $140m water loan

Top Stories this Week

  1. Fall crowned queen Sunday (23 Aug)
  2. Sayed-Khaiyum responds to Karavaki warning Thursday (27 Aug)
  3. Guns in town Thursday (27 Aug)
  4. Birth by the river Tuesday (25 Aug)
  5. Making the cut Monday (24 Aug)
  6. PM turns down Ratu Naiqama request Thursday (27 Aug)
  7. Military, police beef up manpower Tuesday (25 Aug)
  8. John quits 7s job Tuesday (25 Aug)
  9. Soldiers patrol town prior to sedition case Wednesday (26 Aug)
  10. Draunidalo hits back Friday (28 Aug)