Flood mitigation project commissioned

Minister for Waterways Dr Mahendra Reddy with his staff and residents of Batinikama. Picture: SERAFINA SILAITOGA

FARMERS in flood prone areas of Batinikama can breathe a sigh of relief after Minister for Waterways Dr Mahendra Reddy commissioned the flood mitigation project today.

In commissioning the project, Dr Reddy told the farmers that the flooding incidents that have affected the area over the past years would now be attended to through the project.

“De-silting of the drainage channel is required due to the sedimentation which has elevated the river beds and reduced the channel sections causing the banks to overflow,” he said.

“The total project if $28,5000 and duration of this project is 30 days.”

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