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River dredging soon

Repeka Nasiko
Monday, June 09, 2014

OFFICIALS from the Land and Water Resources Management will soon survey areas along the Sigatoka River that still need to be dredged.

Department director, Colin Simmons, said ground proof work would be done within the next few weeks.

"We have our consultation officers ready and with their assessment we will be able to carry out the actual work," he said.

"The actual implementation phase will begin right after we do this survey."

Mr Simmons said environmental impact assessments would also be carried out during this survey. "We hope to begin all of this by the end of this month."

The flooding of villages and settlements located near the Sigatoka River were evident during the 2012 floods and the periods of heavy downpour encountered earlier this year.

Work at Sigatoka follows the completion of dredging at the Ba River in March.

Deputy secretary of Agriculture, Uraia Waibuta had said the government was focused on addressing the flooding problem in low-lying areas located near major river systems.








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