$1m to dredge river

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Posted July 27, 2015

THE dredging of flood prone Vaileka River will require about $1million, says Rakiraki Town Council CEO Rakesh Chandra.

He said a proposal was submitted to the ministry concerned for approval.

"We have done a few things to try and prevent any further erosion of the river banks but we think that a permanent solution is needed and that would be dredging of the river," he said.

"We need to do this because the river is located right next to the market and the market is always the first place that floods when the river bursts."