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Qauia River For Dredging

Residents of Qauia in Lami can now look forward to reduced flood risks and improved land fertility in their settlement. This follows a directive made by the Prime Minister, Voreqe
29 Jan 2015 11:22
Qauia River For Dredging

Residents of Qauia in Lami can now look forward to reduced flood risks and improved land fertility in their settlement.

This follows a directive made by the Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama after he met concerned Qauia residents in a talanoa session yesterday.

There are about 235 households and more than 1300 people who live in the settlement, according to the Lami Town Council.

Yesterday, Mr Bainimarama, heard that the settlement had always been affected by floods during heavy rain.

Late last year, a university student drowned while trying to cross the flooded Qauia River.

Mr Bainimarama directed the Minister for Local Government, Housing and Environment, Parveen Kumar to have the river dredged.

“The Department of Environment will carry out the environmental impact assessment,” Mr Kumar said. “This is not the first time this issue has been raised and there also had been petitions coming to my office. The Prime Minister has directed me that we need to dredge the river.” Mr Bainimarama and Mr Kumar were at Qauia for the opening of the Lami Tech Studio yesterday.

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