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Dredging of Rewa River begins

May 26, 2018 12:34 am

The Ministry of Waterways is targeting to dredge 40,000 cubic metres of silt from the Rewa River during the next two months.

Waterways Ministry Director Operation Mahendra Kumar has confirmed the dredging works has re-started after the machine faced mechanical problems earlier this year.

He says the machine has been repaired and is now in a good condition.

Kumar says dredging will begin from the Nasali river mouth into the Rewa river.

“We know that flooding is a major threat to our communities nearby the river system and we need this on a daily operation in all our major river system to maintain the discharge and capacity of the rivers.”

Residents living in and around this area is advised to refrain from polluting the river with rubbish and avoid cutting trees that have been planted by the river banks.

Dredging at the Rewa River is expected to end in July.