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Govt to launch environment hotline soon

A National Environment Hotline, a service that allows callers to lodge their complaints of potentially illegal environment activities in the country, will be launched soon. This was revealed by Prime
07 Nov 2018 12:24
Govt to launch environment hotline soon
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama with students during the National Climate Day at Ratu Sukuna Park in Suva on November 6, 2018. Photo: DEPTFO News

A National Environment Hotline, a service that allows callers to lodge their complaints of potentially illegal environment activities in the country, will be launched soon.

This was revealed by Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama during the launch of the National Climate Day at Ratu Sukuna Park in Suva yesterday.

Mr Bainimarama said: “As part of our effort, I’m delighted to announce today that we will shortly be launching a National Environment Hotline, in which members of the public can ring in and report any environmental threat.

“So if you see someone dumping rubbish where they shouldn’t, report it.

“If you see someone removing trees, report it.

“If you see someone pulling out mangroves, report it.

“The onus is on all of us to take responsibility for the quality of our surroundings and this hotline will be an important way in which we can hold those who behave irresponsibly to account,” Mr Bainimarama said.

He further highlighted that he was a great believer in the very simple message that from little things, big things grow.

“If we all do a little as individuals in the climate fight, it can soon amount to a lot,” Mr Bainimarama said.

“We can set off a chain reaction that spreads right around Fiji and right around the world.

“And looking back on it all, this has been the essence of Fiji’s Presidency of COP. Because as a small nation, we weren’t afraid to take on a big project, in fact one of the biggest any nation can undertake,” Mr Bainimarama said.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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