Fiji Time: 12:45 PM on Tuesday 21 February

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Village builds sea wall

Litia Vulaidausiga
Saturday, August 23, 2014

THE effects of climate change may not be noticeable for many but for a number of communities spread along the Coral Coast, including Tagaqe, it is a daunting reality.

Village headman Semi Railau says they hope the construction of a sea wall would effectively prevent seawater from seeping into the village and affecting the lives of the 342 people who live there.

"Construction began two months ago and the project is still ongoing, with seven boys hired as labourers," Mr Railau said.

Rising sea levels have resulted in a number of families being forced to move their houses further inland, and he said they felt the situation deteriorated each year.

He said the village had relocated from a neighbouring site over the years and they were worried at the prospect of the sea claiming more of their land.

Ministry of Works' divisional engineer Western Sowane Puamau said the $68,000 sea wall was the second to be constructed in the division this 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 0.64210.6231
JPY 56.040353.0403
GBP 0.39160.3836
EUR 0.46120.4492
NZD 0.68830.6553
AUD 0.64090.6159
USD 0.49200.4750

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 21st February, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. 'Death trap'
  2. Workplace accident kills man
  3. Man, 66, on remand
  4. Tough lesson for Kamila
  5. Workers ready to go
  6. One year on
  7. Hope slowly erodes
  8. Expect 'heavy rain and wind'
  9. Market renovation
  10. Poll aid offer

Top Stories this Week

  1. Villagers burn objects used for 'witchcraft' at village cleansing Saturday (18 Feb)
  2. Man dies in custody Saturday (18 Feb)
  3. Family given son's post mortem exam results Monday (20 Feb)
  4. Life in prison Thursday (16 Feb)
  5. A lifetime try as Jasa weds sweetheart Saturday (18 Feb)
  6. $95,000 payout Monday (20 Feb)
  7. No more sleeping in car Saturday (18 Feb)
  8. Acid leak at lami Thursday (16 Feb)
  9. Vosarogo living his dream Friday (17 Feb)
  10. Day of fate Monday (20 Feb)