Fiji Time: 4:31 PM on Monday 22 December

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.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Drunk doctor claim
  2. Axed but at peace
  3. Stranded on vessel
  4. Check the meat
  5. Dream come true
  6. Love heals the pain
  7. Educationist calls it a day
  8. Perseverance pays off
  9. House collapses after minor landslide
  10. The Good shepherd

Top Stories this Week

  1. TV pair sent home Wednesday (17 Dec)
  2. Justice and sleep at last Thursday (18 Dec)
  3. She's gone but the pain stays Tuesday (16 Dec)
  4. TERROR ALERT Gunmen strike Sydney cafe Tuesday (16 Dec)
  5. Clan leader calls for harsher penalties Wednesday (17 Dec)
  6. Court told of baby's tragic end Thursday (18 Dec)
  7. 441 new positions Wednesday (17 Dec)
  8. A-G: Claim ludicrous Friday (19 Dec)
  9. Rugby star's emotional celebration with children Thursday (18 Dec)
  10. Years later daughter still feels pain of losing dad Friday (19 Dec)