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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.

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