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Dredging will prevent flooding: PM

April 9, 2012 5:30 am

Dredging could be the only solution to prevent severe flooding in the future says the Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama.

The PM is currently in Ba.

FBC reporter Apisalome Coka is in Ba and filed this report:

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“Government will be looking at getting more dredging machines from China and Australia to start with the dredging of major rivers in Fiji.

This follows the numerous requests from the people in the Western division that dredging should be done to ensure that flooding does not occur again.

Last week the PM said plans were underway to dredge the Sigatoka, Ba, Nadi, Navua and Rewa rivers every year.

_The PM also advised people to start relocating to higher grounds now.

He will now visit affected areas in Ba, Tavua., Vatukoula and Rakiraki before returning to Suva tonight."

The Prime Minister is expected to wrap up his tour of the Western division with visits to Tavua and Vatukoula and will be touring the Northern division tomorrow.

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