Dredging works to address flood events in Waicoka

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Posted October 15, 2019

Dredging works that will soon start in the Waidamu River will benefit close to 200 residents of Waicoka village in Tailevu.

The village is situated on the river bank and is prone to flooding during heavy rain.

The Fijian government states it will do whatever it takes to assist those affected by the impacts of climate change.

Lands Minister, Ashneel Sudhakar says dredging works play a major role in addressing flood events in Waidamu and other areas vulnerable to flooding.

“The Government is well prepared to continue to seek such sustainable, new and innovative solutions and partnerships for this is the best way to tackle the constant battering posed by climate change”

The work on the 18 kilometer river is expected to start this month.

Source: fbcnews.com.fj