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River not the deepest

Luke Rawalai
Friday, June 13, 2014

THE Dreketi River in Macuata may not be the deepest river in the country anymore, according to a report from the XINFA Bauxite Mining company.

But this is yet to be confirmed by the Land and Water Resource Management Division in the North .

Board secretary Gyan Chandra said they were yet to undertake a survey to confirm the current depth of the Dreketi River.

Mr Chandra said the only survey done on the river so far was for the environment impact assessment report by the XINFA Bauxite Mining Company in Nawailevu, Bua.

"The EIA report claimed that the Dreketi River is no longer the deepest river in the country," he said.

"The report claimed that the Dreketi River was becoming shallower due to heavy silting.

"At the moment, we cannot confirm these reports as we need to conduct our own surveys in order to confirm these claims."

Mr Chandra said dredging plans for the Lekutu, Nasarawaqa and Dreketi rivers was on hold until they completed the surveys.

"We are currently progressing with the dredging of the Labasa River.

"The dredging plans for the Dreketi River, however, would probably begin early next year after we finish our surveys.

"These rivers need to be dredged to allow economic development in the various communities that are situated along these river ways."

Mr Chandra said they were working with the office of the Commissioner Northern to prioritise their dredging projects.








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