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Semo, time to move: PM

By JYOTI PRATIBHA Semo Village in Nadroga which has faced the brunt of many floods over the years will be relocated this year. Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama said yesterday
02 Feb 2014 08:01
A Semo villager explains the situation to the Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama. Photo: MINFO NEWS

A Semo villager explains the situation to the Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama. Photo: MINFO NEWS

By JYOTI PRATIBHA

Semo Village in Nadroga which has faced the brunt of many floods over the years will be relocated this year.
Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama said yesterday the project would be fast-tracked.
“We had talked about relocating the village to higher ground during our last visit here,” he said.
“The RFMF engineers will be deployed soon to ensure that relocation is done this year.”
He visited the village as part of his tour to flood-affected areas in the Western Division.
He noted that for many years the villagers had been ignored.
The new location is across the road and is on higher ground.
Commodore Bainimarama said the relocation would put an end to the villagers’ suffering and misery.
The village is located about 15 miles from Sigatoka and sits on the bank of a river.




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