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Reforestation initiative to help town avoid flood

Repeka Nasiko
Saturday, June 14, 2014

THE Rakiraki Town Council hopes the authorities will assist the council in setting up a reforestation program that can further reduce flooding in the town centre.

Special administrator Ralulu Cirikiyasawa said the flooding issue continued to be a challenge for the council. "Unless of course the Ministry of Agriculture assist with the dredging of the river and they work hand in hand with the Ministry of Forests to start a reforestation program," Mr Cirikiyasawa said.

"We want to plant trees to secure the top soil that continue to sip into the river.

"Right now, because of the indiscriminate felling of trees some years back, erosion has come in and it blocks the river and not only that, trees are also being washed down the river and that is an issue."

He said a reforestation program was the key to addressing this problem.

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