Fiji Time: 8:11 AM on Sunday 18 March

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Archives » Article Index

Board embarks on upgrade

Shayal Devi
Thursday, March 08, 2018

THE Western Division Drainage Board has embarked on a new maintenance and upgrade project of drains and waterways in the division.

Board chairperson Faiaaz Ali said they had re-defined the division into three areas.

"We will be focusing on Sigatoka to Nasoso, Nadi, then Nasoso to Sarava, Ba, and finally, Sarava to Rakiraki," Mr Ali said.

He said seven contractors had been engaged with contracts valued at about $350,000 to carry out all works.

"What we're essentially doing is setting up flood gates and sea walls as well as carrying out maintenance of existing drains.

"This is being done in the priority areas we have identified."

Mr Ali said contractors had been given a time frame of one month to finish all works.

"We are working with the Ministries of Sugar and Waterways to carry out this project and once completed, it will not only reduce flooding, but also the damage caused by flooding."

Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.65100.6320
JPY 53.691350.6913
GBP 0.35690.3489
EUR 0.40560.3936
NZD 0.69210.6591
AUD 0.64290.6179
USD 0.50070.4837



Exchange Rate updated on 16th, March, 2018

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. 'Forced to go'
  2. Man released on strict bail
  3. Speaker orders Nawaikula to withdraw accusation
  4. Former inmates raise concerns
  5. A-G clarifies ownership
  6. Seaweed farming costly for women
  7. Accommodation woes
  8. State to upgrade aging infrastructure
  9. Solar energy project
  10. Lost and found: Missing passports

Top Stories this Week

  1. Sims' 100th game Thursday (15 Mar)
  2. Cessna heroes Monday (12 Mar)
  3. Picking up the pieces Tuesday (13 Mar)
  4. Men urged to marry Thursday (15 Mar)
  5. 'Forced to go' Saturday (17 Mar)
  6. Man to appear in high court for wife's death Monday (12 Mar)
  7. A star in the making Thursday (15 Mar)
  8. Baravilala's ode to Cessna victims Thursday (15 Mar)
  9. The faith Monday (12 Mar)
  10. 7s hunt Tuesday (13 Mar)