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New ministry to mitigate localised flooding

Shayal Devi
Monday, February 05, 2018

ATTORNEY-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says the Ministry of Waterways is looking into ways to mitigate localised flooding.

He made the assurance to villagers of Rabulu in Tavua after they expressed concerns about flooding along the Kings Rd in times of heavy rain.

"We recognise that as a problem and the honourable Prime Minister has created a separate Ministry of Waterways with a dedicated minister looking at things like flood mitigation," he said.

"Many of the small rivers and creeks used to be big but a lot of siltation has taken place.

"People have cut up a lot of trees on the hills and as a result, the soil is washed down so the capacity of the river is now limited and when it rains, it gets flooded.

"It's an important issue and we have to make sure they are addressed."

He said majority of dredging have been conducted in Rewa and Sigatoka and there was a need to look at smaller waterways that ran across roads.

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