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Reddy Highlights Solutions For Flooding in Sabeto, Nasoso

Reddy Highlights Solutions For Flooding in Sabeto, Nasoso
Minister for Waterways and Environment Mahendra Reddy during his tour of flood gate structures at Nasoso, Nadi yesterday. Photo: WAISEA NASOKIA
September 15
10:48 2018

The Ministry of Waterways and Environment is looking at building retention dams and dikes to mitigate the recent flooding at the Sabeto Flats.

This was confirmed by the Minister for Waterways and Environment Mahendra Reddy following his visit and consultations in the areas of Sabeto and Nasoso yesterday.

“One is to construct retention dams upstream in Votualevu. The creek that comes through Sabeto is from the Votualevu catchment. ,” Mr Reddy said.

“If we construct retention dams it would help retain a lot of rainwater there.

“Secondly, for the river coming past Sabeto Village, we want to construct a dike.

“If we do that then the water in that catchment will be retained in that area and it won’t go to the village.

“The floodgates at Nasoso is leaking.

“When there is a flooding at the Sabeto Flats or when there is heavy rain this place gets flooded, it becomes an issue and the entire area is below sea level.

“Despite having a floodgate during heavy rain water gets piled up here.

“During high tide and heavy rain the flood gates get closed, so this water cannot go out.”

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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