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$0.25m for dredging

Written By : NASIK SWAMI. The Suva City Council will be spending about $250,000 in dredging the Nabukalou Creek to ensure that there is no flooding during heavy rains. This
25 Feb 2011 12:00

Written By : NASIK SWAMI. The Suva City Council will be spending about $250,000 in dredging the Nabukalou Creek to ensure that there is no flooding during heavy rains.
This follows recent flooding caused by heavy rainfall over the past few days.
The flooded area is along Greig Street, which is beside the Nabukalou Creek.
On Tuesday the rising water level was a threat to nearby shops.
Suva City Council special administrator Chandu Umaria said dredging works have already started at the Nabukalou Creek and this would solve the problem of flooding..
“Flooding in Greig Street is an on going problem and the Council is doing its best to ensure that the issue is solved.” Mr Umaria said.
He also said the floodwaters entering the shops is also the fault of the owners because they did not consider the problem when constructing their shops.
“The issue of items being damaged in the shops is the problem of the owners themselves because they have constructed their building on a low lying area,” he said.


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