2019/2020 National Budget: Nadi River rehabilitation gets $7.95m

THE Fijian Government is providing a total of funding of $7.95million for the rehabilitation of the Nadi River.

While delivering the 2019/2020 National Budget address this evening, Attorney General and Economy Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said funding was also provided by Japan, France, and Australia for the Nadi River Flood Alleviation Project.

“The Nadi River Flood Alleviation Project is pushing ahead next year with physical works to begin on a drainage system in Nadi town and the design works on widening the Nadi River to reduce flood risks, which has long devastated communities along the river,” Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said.

“We are funding that effort through the renewed commitment from the Japanese government, JICA, French and Australian governments, the ADB and the European Investment Bank along with $7.95million in Government funding.”

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