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Company Helps Clear Drainage In Lokia

  A Korean owned company funded the clearing of debris at Lokia Village yesterday. Dong A Holdings Limited Fiji chairman Youngsoo Rhee said he was happy to be assisting the village
05 Jan 2017 11:00
Company Helps Clear Drainage In Lokia
Dong A Holdings Chairman Youngsoo Rhee is greeted by Lawaki sub-clan head Peniasi Lagi at the dredged drains surroundiung Lokia village yesterday.Photo:Jone Luvenitoga

 

A Korean owned company funded the clearing of debris at Lokia Village yesterday.

Dong A Holdings Limited Fiji chairman Youngsoo Rhee said he was happy to be assisting the village development.

Debris and full grown grasses have been blocking the water passage and drainage on both sides of the road, resulting in the road getting flooded during high tide.

The problem worsened after the recent Tropical Depression (TD04F). The village faced transportation problems especially with public transport.

Now, the villagers trek a few kilometres to the bus stop to board the bus. Before, it stopped at the roundabout beside the village.

A hydraulic excavator was provided by the company to do the work.

When the Fiji Sun team arrived at the site, the water passage was overflowing and the work was in process.

Village headman Manueli Baravilala said they have been facing this problem for quite some time and it was a concern for the villagers.

“Two buses has fell onto the drain because it was not visible due to the overgrown grasses and debris. That was why they refuse to enter this road,” he said.

Mr Baravilala said yesterday was a blessing for them because of the tremendous assistance from Dong A Holding in clearing their drains and water passage.

The villagers have had village meetings a few times to raise some money for the work process, he said.

“We are thankful because we are not paying anything,” Mr Baravilala said.

Dong A Holdings Limited is the company involving the planned Nakasi City Project.

Rewa Provincial Administrator Kelepi Kubunavanua said he was thankful to the Korean company for their assistance.

“It will not only help the village but the community and the Province at large,” Mr Kubunavanua said.

Edited by Paula Tuvuki

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