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Over 1000 mangroves planted

Over 1000 mangroves planted
Minister for Fisheries Semi Koroilavesau with his Ministry staff during their clean-up at the Nasese foreshore as part of National Climate Change week on September 27, 2017. Photo: Ronald Kumar
September 28
11:00 2017

 

Ministry of Economy staff planted over 1000 mangroves plants as a part of their mangrove planting activity for the national Climate Change Week.

Over 50 staff of the Ministries of Forests and Economy along with the permanent secretary for Economy, Makereta Alifereti Konrote, joined hands together along with the Climate Change Division to plant mangroves along the Suva Foreshore near Nasese seawall in Suva yesterday.

Climate Change Division project officer Ilisapeci Vakacegu appreciated the officials that took part in the activity to show their support for climate change remedial action.

“This project is in alignment with the national climate change week which is on-going at the moment.

The focus area for today was on coastal protection and we thought to ask for the assistance of our colleagues from the ministry of forest to come and rehabilitate this foreshore and plant mangroves today.

“We are planting mangroves to enhance coastal protection from the coastal erosion, rising sea levels, and also for protection of our land during hurricanes and cyclones. We had a great support from the fisheries ministry and the colleagues at the ministry of economy.

“There are a lot of activities that is currently being carried out by other government bodies for the national climate change week especially today.

“We had clean ups organised around Suva and we had mangrove planting today,” Ms Vakacegu said.

Edited by Mohammed Ali

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