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Rise in Sea Level Affects Beqa Island

Rising sea level is a big threat to Dakuni Village on Beqa Island. This is because of climate change which is affecting most parts of the Pacific Islands. Acting district
08 Aug 2015 11:15
Rise in Sea Level Affects Beqa Island
Dakuni Village headman Joseva Ratudina standing on the seawall that was built by Government in Beqa. Photo: Shahani Mala

Rising sea level is a big threat to Dakuni Village on Beqa Island.

This is because of climate change which is affecting most parts of the Pacific Islands.

Acting district officer Suva Dharmend Prasad said Government had engaged in preventative measures on the island to slow the effect of climate change.

“Due to climate change and rise in sea level in Dakuni, Government has decided to build a seawall,” Mr Prasad said.

“The seawall is to avoid soil erosion. Phase One of this project was $50,000 with $30,000 from Government. Construction started in 2013.

“We will be building seawalls throughout Beqa Island,” he said.

Meanwhile, Lalati Village is also facing the same problem and it cost Government $70,000 to build the seawall there.

Feedback: shahani.mala@fijisun.com.fj



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