Posted on August 10, 2022
The Nadi River Dredging works has commenced that aims to protect and safeguard households, communities, farms, and infrastructure next to the Nadi River.
A total of 9 kilometres of dredging works will be undertaken by the Ministry of Waterways under the Public-Private Partnership agreement with Hong Yuan Development Pte Ltd, Nadi based Dredging company.
While commissioning the dredging works at the Sikituru Village in Nadi, Minister for Agriculture, Waterways and Environment Dr. Mahendra Reddy says the dredging works will protect 875 households, five villages, farms and the Nadi Town community by increasing the water discharge capacity of the river by removing approximately 1.2 million cubic meters of silt material.
Dr. Reddy says climate change coupled with various activities upstream such as logging and agricultural activities is contributing to a much larger volume of water to flow downstream along with sediments.