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$4m to be spent on Navua River dredging

April 12, 2012 5:31 am

Government has set aside $4m for the dredging of the Navua River.

Primary Industry permanent secretary – Mason Smith today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the China Railway First Group for the dredging of the Navua River.

Smith says river dredging is a high socio-political issue for the Government as they are looking at ways to reduce the risks, and impacts of flooding.

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The project will be completed in six months.

The Rewa River dredging was also done by the China Railway First Group.

A further $60m will be spent to dredge the rivers around the country.

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