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Nakauvadra river channel improvement works completed

March 8, 2019 8:35 am

The Nakauvadra river channel improvement works in Rakiraki has been completed.

Minister for Waterways Dr Mahendra Reddy says the $1.3 million project began in June last year and has already stopped flooding in the Ra province’s main business center.

Dr Reddy says the works included cleaning and disposal of debris, mainly tree trunks at approximately 16 places along the lower reaches of the Nakauvandra River and resectioning of the river channel.

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Large volumes of sediments were removed from the elevated river bed of the Nakauvadra creek, to increase the discharge capacity of the river.

The total length of debris and re-section works was 3.5 kilometers, 1.0 kilometers upstream of Rakiraki’s town bridge and 2.5 kilometers downstream from the bridge.

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