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PARLIAMENT: Gravel extraction endangering biodiversity

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Update: 3:35PM THE companies extracting gravel from the Navua river are not carrying out their work properly and Government needs to relook at the licenses issued to these companies.

Shadow Minister for Youth and Sports Ratu Suliano Matanitbua while speaking in Parliament today said gravel extraction in his province was endangering biodiversity.

Ratu Suliano, the Turaga Na Tui Namosi was speaking in response to President Jioji Konrote's opening speech at the opening of this current session of parliament.

"They have also destroyed river banks, trespassed private properties and breached as well as exploited environmental laws," Ratu Suliano said.

In the same speech, Ratu Suliano acknowledged the Government for the development of the Navua Hospital saying it was long overdue. 

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