Fiji Time: 11:53 PM on Sunday 2 November

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

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.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. $22million con
  2. Army reigns
  3. Seasonal jobs on
  4. Friends again
  5. Election complaint
  6. Minister: Change is inevitable
  7. Bank pays out $2.7m dividend
  8. Worshipers fundraise
  9. Police probe drug raid
  10. Think about your health

Top Stories this Week

  1. PM's worry Sunday (26 Oct)
  2. Ryan speaks out Monday (27 Oct)
  3. 'Widespread abuse' Monday (27 Oct)
  4. Passport scam Wednesday (29 Oct)
  5. Theft by workers Monday (27 Oct)
  6. Equal rights Tuesday (28 Oct)
  7. Alert over fake visas Tuesday (28 Oct)
  8. Black sea Friday (31 Oct)
  9. Kepa: Treat all equally Monday (27 Oct)
  10. Woman dies in accident Wednesday (29 Oct)