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Narikoso, Vunidogoloa relocation in August

By MAIKELI SERU Good news for Narikoso, Kadavu, and Vunidogoloa, Vanua Levu, villagers. Government is planning to relocate the villagers to new sites to escape the threat of rising sea
19 Jul 2013 10:12

By MAIKELI SERU

Good news for Narikoso, Kadavu, and Vunidogoloa, Vanua Levu, villagers.
Government is planning to relocate the villagers to new sites to escape the threat of rising sea level.
The director political and treaties division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Esala Nayasi, has confirmed that the villagers would relocate as early as next month.
“The two immediate sites at the moment, which will be relocated next month, are Narikoso in Kadavu and Vunidogoloa in Vanua Levu,” Mr Nayasi said from Australia yesterday.
“We had been working on a deadline for the relocation of villages and communities.”
The Ministry is working with the Ministry of iTaukei Affairs for the relocation.
This is because of the effects of climate change affecting the globe.
The relocation of Narikoso Village was mooted by the Prime Minister, Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama, during his visit to Kadavu in May, 2011.
The villagers reported that their lives were at risk because of the rising sea level.
The village site had been there since 1874.
Over 200 people live in the village.




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