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Seawall Stops Soil Erosion

The construction of a new seawall on Bau Island has eased the worries of its people and leaders. Bau Island, which has three villages – Bau, Lasakau and Soso –
05 Aug 2015 10:33
Seawall Stops Soil Erosion
The Turaga-ni-Koro of Soso Village, Penisoni Rabukawaqa, standing next to the newly built seawall on Bau Island. Photo: Shahani Mala

The construction of a new seawall on Bau Island has eased the worries of its people and leaders.

Bau Island, which has three villages – Bau, Lasakau and Soso – have had to endure soil erosion along its banks. The new seawall is now preventing that.

Turaga-ni-Koro of Soso village Penisoni Rabukawaqa said: “Our Island is being affected by climate change. Before the seawall was not built; waves would come crashing on our land.”

“We are so thankful to the Government for building the seawall. The villagers have constructed two-thirds of the seawall so far,” he said.

Bau District representative Epineri Mateteilevuka echoed similar sentiments.

The project is being funded by Government under the Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). Total funding of the seawall is $516,705.58.

Feedback: shahani.mala@fijisun.com.fj

 



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