OFFICIALS from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Department of Lands and the Japan International Cooperation Agency were in Nadi on Saturday to inspect a river divert plan that was first brought up almost 14 years ago.
In the meeting, the group were briefed on the proposed route that was first initiated by JICA in 1998.
Nadi Town Council special administrator Aisea Tuidraki also briefed the group on the efforts that were made by the council to get the plan underway.
The group, which also included Ministry of Foreign Affairs permanent secretary Saipora Mataikabara, were then shown the sight of the proposed route.
The Nadi River, which has villages such as Saunaka and Namotomoto located near its banks, will be re-diverted at a site past the Nadi Bridge.
JICA initially suggested that a priority project be the diversion and shortcut channel project of the Nadi River which was submitted in the 1998 report.
The JICA delegation that attended the briefing on Saturday will submit a report of the meeting to their head office before any further step can be taken.
JICA representative Nawin Avikash said they had not made any recommitment plans to the project as yet.