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Ba Chamber Vigilant Against Flood

The Ba Chamber of Commerce and Industries is taking a different approach when natural disasters such as flood affects their town. Since the establishment of Ba Town last 75 years
22 Jan 2015 08:35

The Ba Chamber of Commerce and Industries is taking a different approach when natural disasters such as flood affects their town.

Since the establishment of Ba Town last 75 years ago, it has endured many floods.

BCCI secretary Anil Amin said there were 545 business houses which they represent and have been always prone to such natural disasters.

“The Chamber with the Ba town council is very vigilant on the issue of flooding,” he said.

Mr Amin said most of the chamber members have been victims of floods.

“We have learned a lot in previous years and none of the businesses in Ba wants to encounter it anymore. We are working closely with the town council to set up strategic measures but everyone needs to ensure to heed flood warning while dredging of the Ba River takes its shape.”

Ba Town Council’s Dip Narayan said 15 kilometres of the Ba River have been dredged since December 2012.

“Since December 2012, stage three has been completed, where 15 kilometers have been dredged completely,” Mr Narayan said.

“There was a heavy down pour in 2013 which had delayed the process. At the moment stage four work from Ba Bridge towards FSC has been advertised and is expected to start soon.”

Meanwhile, two flood warning metres have been set up in the town area at the Elevuka creek which runs beside the Ba market and another near the river bank where the old bridge is situated near the MH Supermarket.

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